Squantum Saltbox Renovation: Our Ugliest House Was Rotten On The Inside

We purchased the Squantum Saltbox in April, 2016 and it had the toughest, most chopped-up layout of any house we purchased. In addition, the addition built in the 1950s turned out to be rotten once you exposed the wood and framing. And the plumbing system looked like a kindergarten science experiment. The original scope of work was to replace kitchens, baths, floors, paint and open up two walls.  The new scope became a full gut rehab plus new siding.

 Opening the wall from kitchen to living room gives line of sight into the kitchen front the entryway.

Opening the wall from kitchen to living room gives line of sight into the kitchen front the entryway.

 Surprise! Baby squirrels in the attic. We brought them to an animal shelter

Surprise! Baby squirrels in the attic. We brought them to an animal shelter

 We reframed and re-plumbed most of this house. Careful coming out of the door.

We reframed and re-plumbed most of this house. Careful coming out of the door.

 Some serious reframing

Some serious reframing

 Closed-cell spray foam insulation cuts down energy bills

Closed-cell spray foam insulation cuts down energy bills

 Bathroom niches maximize space

Bathroom niches maximize space

 Hickory floors cost more but they're 40% harder than oak and owners love them.

Hickory floors cost more but they're 40% harder than oak and owners love them.

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 Paint quality is all about prep quality

Paint quality is all about prep quality

 Entryway bench and hooks

Entryway bench and hooks

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