A Shipshape Makeover for a 1903 Cottage
Light-Enhancing Shower Setup
The down-to-the-framing renovation wrapped in 10 months; the Leaches returned to their house with two months left on their rental. They discovered that the new floor plan and carefully selected materials combined to create a much more livable house. "The entry gives you a sense of transition from the outdoor space to the indoor space," says Alicia. "It's nice to be able to walk into a foyer, no matter how small it is." Now, if a family member craves privacy, he or she can get away upstairs—which couldn't be done before. "We squeezed every inch of space out of this house," Alicia says. "It still has the cozy feel of an old house, but it now makes much more sense."
Shown: In the master bath, an opaque glass divider on the upper portion of the shower's partition wall allows light from the nearby window to filter through to the rest of the room.
Shower fittings: Grohe