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A Farmhouse Renovation

With a little creativity and a lot of elbow grease, one Connecticut couple re-envisions and reinvigorates a run-down farmhouse.

By Tovah Martin

Updating the Bathrooms
Although not large, the downstairs half-bathroom was given a show-stopping, salvaged marble sink with a ceramic basin from a demolition in nearby Waterbury that gives the farmhouse a smart, current demeanor guaranteed to start many future conversations. Upstairs, the bathroom was equipped with the necessary amenities, including a claw-foot bathtub, to effectively clean its farming inhabitants, but was still in the process of being renovated at the writing of this article.

About the Author: With goats and organic gardens around her Connecticut cottage, Tovah Martin is every inch a hobby farmer. She is a freelance garden writer, lecturer, blogger and author—her most recent book is The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter, 2009).

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Hobby Farm Home.

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