UPDATE 4: Electrical and Plumbing
Electrical Challenges and Solutions
When finishing a Lower Level in an older home all electrical wiring must meet code. In order to achieve that for this project the wiring running up to the rest of the home needed to be demoed and re-fed.
Adding multiple layers of lighting to the Lower Level and new Bath, like recessed can lights, decorative fixtures, wall sconces, and under cabinet lighting will improve the function of this older home.
Meeting Code While Preserving Design
All the plumbing fixtures for this project were selected to reflect the original period of the home, some of which have separate hot and cold levers. Fixtures with separate hot and cold levers for a tub or shower are against code, as it is a scalding hazard. We added hidden mixing/anti-scald valves to the plumbing fixtures for safety, and to meet code, but kept them discrete to preserve the aesthetic of the shower and clawfoot tub fixtures with exposed pipe designs.