I guess from the very beginning I was a skeptic. Oh, I didn’t doubt that J. Schwartz LLC could deliver a beautiful room. But I wasn’t convinced that you could really deliver a room that looked like it had always been there, that looked as old as the rest of the house, and that fit in seamlessly. I’ve seen enough additions in other old houses, and they always looked like “additions”. When I saw new windows, new doors, and new floors coming in, I thought we’d do the best we could to blend in the new with the old. But I’ve seen the room; now I’m a believer! I am amazed at how well the new room flows into the rest of the house, like it’s always been here. The replication of the wood trim, the “old brick” fire place and built-ins, the faux-grain door–it truly feels like a 1918 bungalow room. Even using the old doors to the closet and powder room was the perfect touch. We had a couple over the other night, and the old doors fooled them into thinking that area was part of the old house. Especially at night with softer lighting, the room feels old. I think it will take an expert eye to ever detect that it wasn’t part of the original house. I’m a skeptic no longer.