Contractor Trent Fasnacht takes on a 107-year-old country Victorian home near Charleston, SC, in the small town of Summerville. He restores the original porch with period-correct tongue and groove flooring and creates a new arbor and front walkway.
Trent begins demolition in the living room and foyer and quickly realizes termite damage and wood rot destroyed nearly every surface. After taking the rooms down to the studs, he uses period-appropriate finishes to restore the space.
Trent turns the octagon room into a breakfast nook and restores the sunroom. The side porch project is nearly stalled by two rainstorms before becoming a period-correct addition with details matching the original front porch.
Trent rebuilds the kitchen in its original spot at the front of the home. His design plan calls for beadboard cabinets, a glass tile backsplash and authentic butcher block countertops. He also works to save the only remaining original floors in the house.
Trent demolishes the home's dated bathroom and pulls down walls in an office and bedroom. Then, he adds custom, built-in bookcases to add extra space.
Trent wraps up his restoration by turning the outdated kitchen and dining room addition into a beautiful main suite that's full of coastal charm.