Our little renovation - 1850 Mansard Victorian
I'm new here. :-) I have been reading through threads trying to glean what I can! We bought our house in Newport, RI in July, thinking we'd just put in a new kitchen and bath and throw up some new paint. We knew some things would need to be replaced, like the furnace, and that some exterior repairs were needed - but of course it was much worse than we realized once we moved in.
It's turning out to be a total gutting. Not what we wanted either from a preserving standpoint OR a budget standpoint ;-) but...we are trying to do it in a way that preserves or enhances the character as much as possible, while updating it for today's conveniences and energy efficiency.
I'm documenting the renovation on my website - though not nearly as thoroughly as Leasa! Since this is our second house and we had to move out for the renovation, I'm relying on pics from my contractor until I can get back myself (next week.)