Seward Project Dining Room Transformation

Seward Project Dining Room Transformation

The Seward Project is our restoration of a Minneapolis two story home built in the 1800s. This is the dining room when we purchased the property…

Seward Project Dining Room BEFORE

We removed the wall separating the original dining room and kitchen.

Kitchen Demo

The original floors sloped dramatically toward the kitchen, so we removed the wood floors and replaced the subfloor as well.

Removing the uneven floors.

Not all of the original floors survived the removal process, so we mixed them with flooring from our Chaska Project as well as remnants from an old Junior High basketball court. Here is the completed dining room…

Seward Dining Room AFTER

What’s Behind Your Walls?

What’s Behind Your Walls?

The Seward Property was built in the 1800’s and had Knob & Tube electrical wiring. Some experts suggest that if this older method of wiring has not been abused (modified) then it is probably safe. Heh. It would be unusual to find an older home that hasn’t had its electrical wiring modified. This picture from behind the kitchen drywall illustrates why it is always best to re-wire the entire house when you find Knob & Tube.

Seward knob & tube long

You might be surprised to find what is behind your walls. Here is a closer picture of the same section of wire. The electrical wire throughout this property was in similar shape.

Seward knob & tube

We will completely re-wire the house. Goodbye, fire hazard!