Owning an historic home can be deeply rewarding. But anyone who has ever done a historic home remodeling project knows about the challenges. You’ll have to deal with all the following problems.
Fitting the Modern With the Historic
We often fear that historic preservation will turn our home into a museum. In reality, you can integrate past designs with a modern lifestyle. You can restore and expose 200-year-old beams or original millwork and paneling and then pair them with state-of-the-art appliances, modern bathroom amenities and statement furniture. They can all blend together into timeless, comfortable and inviting spaces.
Undoing Design Disasters
Design trends have the biggest impact on the look and function of historic homes. Unfortunately, not all modern updates work for the better. Create a design that brings together your historic and modern wish list. Take advantage of the house’s roots and its future potential.
Restoration or Preservation
Preservation is fixing something to keep its original form and prevent more decay. It can be painting original paneling without straightening it. Also, oiling down original floorboards, but not sanding out their luster. When the structure is weak or rotting, or the home had a bad renovation, then restoration is the right choice. Restorers will make sure the renovation portrays the intended style and era of the home.
A historic home renovation requires custom designs and handmade items, potentially lengthening the duration of the project. Also, you may not get the best craftspeople right away. Historic masons and skilled woodworkers are in high demand. It’s worth the long wait though for a team that specializes in historic construction.
For historic home renovations, turn to STL Design and Build. We also offer deck design and window and door replacement. Call us at (314) 736-5800, or fill out our contact form for an in-home consultation.