There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when deciding on the right property for you and your family. While many families opt to build a new home of their own many others decide to purchase an older historic home that can be restored. According to the knowledgeable experts at Future Vision Remodeling, taking on a renovation project means getting your home back to its former glorious appearance while also modernizing the property to keep up with the needs of your family. The good news is that it is possible to do both.
Restoring Old Homes
Historic homes highlight the skilled craftsmanship, building practices and unique materials that often show the natural patina that comes with age. But these same attributes and materials can also show signs of deterioration which can cause damage to the structure of the home. When your foundation, ceilings, walls and floors begin to show signs of damage, particularly damage to the structural integrity of the home, now is the time to plan not just for the repairs but also the updates including such elements as electrical, lighting, and plumbing along with upgrades to insulation, windows, doors, and heating and cooling systems.
Update an Old House
If you are interested in upgrading your historic home, schedule a professional design consultation with your Future Vision Remodeling design specialist to discuss the appropriate details such as the countertops, flooring, cabinetry, and lighting to ensure that they are consistent with the overall design features of the property. The majority of historic renovations tend to fit into one of three major categories:
• Modernizing systems
• Repairing a previous remodel
Historic Home Renovation Consistency
One of the biggest challenges in a remodel is opening up a living space to ensure it still fits with the historical elements within the home. Other considerations include finding and utilizing the correct fixtures, tiles, wood and paint colors that were popular during the era and original construction of the home. The experts at Future Vision Remodeling strive to maintain the character of the home by highlighting the architectural elements such as arches, stair wells etc. to maintain and add to the historic charm of your property. To prepare for your renovation take a moment to surf the web and do some research on materials used such as flooring and, fixtures, and other architectural elements to get a visual feel for how the original space was used. By keeping a check of the details, it is possible to create a space that combines modern practicality with the historical appeal of vintage design. Preservation, craftsmanship, and finding the right pieces are key elements to maintaining the overall appeal and character of your historical home.
Historic Home Styles & Architecture
Some of the most popular historical home styles found in San Jose include: Italiante or Italian Renaissance, Queen Anne, which features an exterior design of wraparound porches and other details inspired by Victorian influence, Tudor with a heavy influence comprised of the beauty of English County Homes, Colonial featuring brick construction and design details such as shutters and chimneys.