Good Character: Design Decisions for Your Historical Whole Home Remodel
A historic home has an original character with a sense of continuity, a respect for the past, and an admiration of old-world craftsmanship. When you decide it’s time for a whole home remodel, historical homes involve unique challenges. Their scale is often quite smaller than the modern norm, especially in areas that families use most, and rooms tend to be connected by many doors, unlike today’s more open spaces. If you’ve decided it’s time for a whole home remodel in your historical home, here are some considerations:
Which elements of your historical home are you sure you want to retain?
If the original floors or ceilings are what made you fall in love with your home in the first place, your new design should respect those elements with careful restoration.
How could your home work better for your lifestyle today?
A unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals is particularly helpful when you are thinking about how to update your historical home for your modern lifestyle. Professionals can give you ideas for transforming the space that you may not have considered and their expertise can guide you toward the most appealing and efficient solutions to accommodate your needs.
How will your remodel align with historic home requirements?
Designing an addition or whole home remodel for your historic home that feels as if it has always been a part of the home required dedication, commitment, and knowledge. There are also legal requirements to consider for remodeling historic properties (such as those outlined in the Mills Act) that your contractor needs to be knowledgeable about in order to avoid costly revisions. Jackson Design and Remodeling’s team has the experience and talent necessary to assure that the integrity of your home’s original design and character is preserved.
A skillful whole home remodel of your historic home starts with decisions that a professional designer will guide you through, step-by-step. Your historic home can be transformed to beautifully enhance your lifestyle today while also carefully honoring and amplifying its essential character.