Historic Dilworth Bathroom Remodel

This bathroom remodeling project was part of a larger home addition and transformation. The goal was to provide this family a much-needed additional square footage and functionality in a historic, 100-year-old home in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. The result of the renovations, additions and master bathroom remodel is a home that pays homage to its historic Charlotte past, yet is designed for the way its owners live today.

Bathroom remodel goals and challenges

  • Bathroom remodels in a historic home always present challenges as you discover what lies behind the walls and in the existing plumbing.
  • Phasing in an extensive project with multiple renovations and moving parts, to provide the least amount of disruption to the family was a priority.


  • Due to the age of the plumbing and electrical systems, we encountered many systems that had to be updated as we moved through the project, because of both modern building codes and general efficiency issues. These systems were updated and now provide the clients with a more functional, energy efficient home.
  • Completely renovating and remodeling an upstairs bathroom was the first phase of this project. Next, construction began on an, 1,100-square-foot addition, which included a large master bedroom suite, spacious gourmet kitchen, gracious gathering room, a large laundry room, an additional powder room and a covered porch. A two-car carport, workshop area, potting shed area and driveway were also added.
  • As construction began, the homeowner decided to add an additional 865 square feet of living space above the carport. This change necessitated our securing a second approval from the Historic Commission for a design change.
  • To balance the symmetry of the front of the house, a wrap around covered porch and new handrail system were added.

See images from the larger home addition project here.