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Arts-and-Crafts -- Wainscoting

Episode DBTR-312

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. Handmade arts and crafts style tile is added to the walls of the steam shower, including a classic subway field tile, chairrail and decorative accent tiles. Then its on to the walls in the rest of the room, which get covered with oak wainscoting, and oak trim is added to the windows to match the rest of the house. Finally, Nate gets to work sanding the reclaimed oak flooring which was installed in a previous episode.

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