The plumber, heating/cooling contractor and to a lesser degree the electrician had their hands full trying to fit everything in our project. The majority of the pipes fit into the wall behind the pantry / fridge / oven wall of the kitchen and the powder room.
The contractors really worked to problem solve when framing our powder room. If they had followed the plans exactly, the framing would have visually cut into the stained glass window in the living room. They solved the problem by adding one step from the landing into the laundry room (and changing from two steps to one to access the new bedroom). We were delighted as the ceiling in the powder room below is now about 8' instead of 7'6". In these old houses, one has to get creative as well as be flexible.
Looking from the doorway to the laundry room into the new bedroom at the rear of the house
Artwork found! After removing the drywall from the former laundry room, we discovered that the house originally had a gabled roof (see angled white plaster over the doorway?) and likely a balcony. Some "artist" put their personal touch on the little porch area with the flower. Guess you never know what you'll find behind these old walls, right?