Homeowners Nate and Carolyn moved a year ago with their two sons to this 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. The main floor of the house retains its original Arts & Crafts charm with built-ins and back band woodwork. However the upstairs was finished very cheaply with low ceilings and an awful half bathroom. They've shopped around to see what it would take to make the upstairs more livable. To save money, they've decided to have a contractor add a dormer-maybe two and then do the finish work themselves. The dormer will give space for an enlarged bathroom that will be finished in an Arts & Crafts style to match the main level.
This episode begins with the installation of reclaimed oak flooring which is not only less costly, but helps retain the character of the Arts and Crafts home. Professionals are brought in to take care of insulating the ceiling, then we begin to tackle the newly framed-in shower. A steam generator is added and the shower pan is poured.