By Mylene Thomas and Jessica Cannon
Your 203(k) renovation can still meet your style standards.
This renovation was an overhaul of the entire home including, but not limited to, the plumbing, electrical, dry wall, painting, existing bathroom, kitchen, and exterior. What made this job particularly interesting was the installation of a full master bathroom within a master suite in what was originally just an attic space. The additional challenge for this 1946 South Arlington Cottage style home was that this property had been vacant for over a year and was then purchased by a 1st time homebuyer with a FHA 203(k) loan. We now had a challenging design concept for a crumbling home to create a luxury space on a significant budget.
The attic space was a 9’x 11’ open room with a window and ceiling fan. A lot of research had to go into this project to accommodate the contemporary sense of style the homeowner had and the budget we had to work within. We closed in the existing window to use the area with the full height ceiling for the shower space and installed a full bathroom with standup shower stall, vanity and toilet. My favorite design feature was the ceramic floor tile that looked like the hardwood with gray undertones you found in the rest of the home. We also maintained the integrity of the original Cottage style home by adding shutters on the exterior of the window we had closed off.
At the end our client, Rachel Dendui, had this to say, “FA Design Build helped me navigate the 203(k) Renovation process. Their designer [Jessica Cannon] provided expert advice, and drew the plans for a beautiful bathroom out of a tricky floor plan.”