Last week we posted about some of Newburgh’s finest rowhomes, Quality Row. A reader, Merridith Ingram, recently sent in photos of the before, middle, and after renovation process of updating her home. She thought that other Newburgh Restoration readers might like to see what a Quality Row home looks like on the inside.
They removed A LOT of lead paint and refinished many surfaces, as you will be able to see through the progression of photos.
The Ingram’s tried to stay as true to the layout as possible. The only adjustment made to the blueprint was to add a closet. They also added a new kitchen using Newburgh City’s own Royal Fine Woodworking.
The results of the renovation are gorgeous, elegant, and compliment the historical character of the home.
The kitchen looks amazing, and we love how they left the original fireplace in tact.
Merridith wants people to know that families DO live in the City of Newburgh. They have three children, and their house is definitely a family house. One special spaced they carved out for their daughter is an art studio in the basement. As she said, “These big, old houses give kids a LOT of room for creativity.” My childhood self is drooling with jealousy!
A hard lesson the Ingram’s learned about lead paint that they would like to share, “Regardless of how many surfaces you rehab or replace, you should always test it before exposing small children or pregnant women to the building. It’s actually pretty easy to keep your kids safe if you follow some simple steps with renovations, and are aware of what should be cleaned frequently. (http://www2.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family).”
Thank you Merridith for such a wonderful tour! Hopefully this will inspire other families to restore a house and make Newburgh their home.
If you would like to share your own home renovation adventure photos, please email me.