Having a historic home can be a treat: not everyone gets to live in a building with so much charm, longevity and a link to the past. Many of us fall in love with the idea of historic homes, however, without accounting for the reality that building technology has come a long way in the last few decades, let alone centuries. If you’ve ever watched a home renovation show, you probably know that historic homes are full of surprises—which causes some homeowners to think twice about attempting historic remodeling in Litchfield County, CT. The good news is that with the help of an expert, you can restore and preserve your piece of history while bringing it into the modern era.
Once you’ve established that applicable federal, state and local laws all give you permission to remodel your home (your city might have rules about remodeling historic homes, for example), a contractor can help you decide how to preserve the charm and increase your home’s functionality:
- Increases the value of the neighborhood: Having a historic home isn’t just about living in your own slice of history, as cool as that is. When historic buildings are preserved and maintained, they form a link with the past that benefits the entire neighborhood. Historic homes tend to raise the value of the whole area.
- Environmentally friendly: Tearing down old buildings and creating new ones isn’t just time-consuming and expensive, but depending on the condition of your home, it can be downright wasteful. Remodeling your historic home lets you save money and energy on new materials by restoring everything usable, whether that’s hardwood flooring, antique light fixtures or the original ceiling beams.
- Preserve everyday history: Of course, getting to live in a home with a story behind it is one of the reasons we love historic homes. Your historic home is like a lesson in the everyday lives of the Americans of years ago, from the home layout to the era’s most popular architectural styles.
- Visually appealing: Finally, historic homes are often more visually interesting than contemporary architecture, whether you have a gingerbread Victorian or a midcentury modern cottage. Remodeling your historic home lets you keep the look and feel of a different era, but increases the amenities and functional space so you get the best of both worlds.
These are just a few of the reasons why we love working on historic homes—and we look forward to helping with yours!
Historic remodeling in Litchfield County, CT
Since 1984, Green View Building & Design Company, Inc. has been serving the residents of Litchfield County with high quality home renovations. If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your historic home or building, we can help. Our skilled design team offers beautiful, functional remodels while taking your aesthetic, budget and individual needs into account. You’ll love retaining your home’s structure and character while adding modern amenities. We perform a wide range of remodeling services, from single room renovations or additions to whole-home remodels. Call us today to start designing your dream home.
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