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Archive for June, 2020

5 Tips for an Interior Historic Home Renovation

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Your historic home is more than just the gorgeous exterior features. You want the whole picture, from floor to ceiling, and you want it to shine the way it did when your home was first built. If you’ve got grand visions of renovating your home’s interior in an historically accurate manner, you’ve got some different considerations than if you’re renovating a modern home. Here are 5 tips to get you started with your interior historic renovation: Start with What You Have The best place to begin your interior renovation plans is with what’s already in your home. Does your home…

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6 Benefits of Choosing a Design-Build Firm

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When starting a big building project, one of the first questions you need to answer is whether you’re going to work with separate firms to design and build your project, or use a firm that can do it all. While there are pros and cons to both methods, working with a design-build firm certainly has its own unique set of pros.  Here are 6 benefits of choosing a design-build firm over using separate companies: Single Point of Contact & Responsibility Working with one firm for the entirety of a project creates a continuity for the owner that many people appreciate….

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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Window Style for Your Historic Home

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Your home’s windows play a huge part in its overall look and feel. And if you’ve got aging, unattractive windows in disrepair, it can make your home feel neglected. If you’re thinking about replacing the windows in your historic home, read on to learn more about choosing the right type of window for your home: When to Repair vs. When to Replace In many cases, the wooden-framed windows in older homes are designed to last for generations with proper care. Just because you see peeling paint or some broken panes on your older windows doesn’t mean it’s time to fully…

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How to Choose a Paint Color Palette for Your Historic Home

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Trends in residential construction and decorating come and go with each year. From the years of heavy built-in furniture to large crown molding, open floor plans to interior archways, many homeowners wonder how to make the historic features of their homes work in a modern remodel. One of the hardest decisions many homeowners face is choosing their palette of paint colors. They want to choose colors that reflect the historical character of their home while also speaking to their own tastes and personality. If you’re looking to repaint your historic home, we’ve got the best base palettes for 5 popular…

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