KC Construction & Paint is proud to be the preferred local resource in Atlanta for historic home restoration. So much of our commercial construction work is centered around businesses, and it's nice to be a part of working with homes, too.
It's especially gratifying to be able to take part in preserving a piece of local history. Historic homes have a charm that can't be replicated with modern home-building.
The downside is that older homes have issues with outdated wiring, repairs, and other structural and cosmetic problems. Our job is to help do our part with the preservation process by offering quality historic home restoration.
Preserving and Restoring While Maintaining Historic Integrity
Working out the plans and details ahead of time is the key to success with a historic home restoration. You need to be on the same page with your construction management to retain as much of the original charm as possible.
Some homes are in such a state of disrepair that holding on to much of the place's original state isn't possible. And, in some cases, the wishes of the property owner aren't about that vintage vibe.
However, for value and the sake of honoring the architectural and preserving the past, we try to keep things original or looking that way. In other words, it's essential to understand there's a difference between restoration and rehabilitation.
Some points to help you pick your path:
- Current Condition
- State of Plumbing & Electrical
- Family's Lifestyle
- Residential or Commercial Use
- Ability to Obtain Historically Accurate Materials
Historic Home Restrictions and Other Vital Details
To begin working on a property that's deemed historic or located in a historic district, it's vital to be familiar with regulations and local building codes. Historic home guidelines may dictate details such as the paint color or type of windows you have.
Make sure that you work with a project manager familiar with these regulations, like our team here at KC Construction & Paint. You need to take even the cost of homeowner's insurance premiums into consideration because these are factors to consider before taking on this magnitude project.
Custom work is common for historic homes if you're maintaining authentic integrity. Components like carpentry will require fittings and fixtures to be customized. If your goal is to preserve the character and increase the value, we're your team.
Call us now and let's get started on your historic home restoration project in the Atlanta area.
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