Make Over for Historic Homes
Renovating a home can be a large-scale experience for most people. When it involves a historic structure, the job can be all the more complex. This is because historic homes are at least 50 years old with distinct architectural details. Nevertheless, fixing such a priced property can be extremely worthwhile.
Now, there is a million different ways on how to rehabilitate an old residence as there is a million different reasons why a home owner should. There are three basic principles used in historic make-over -- preservation, renovation, and remodelling.
Preservation is probably the most stringent form of rehabilitating an old property, outside restoration. National standards of preservation are often followed. Outside of those standards, a home owner, as much as possible, retain and maintain most of the details of a historic residence. Preservation is junior of restoration, which means a structure is stripped off of all modern additions and returned to its original state.
Renovation, on the other hand, is the second level of repairing a historic building. With renovation, the owner appreciates the historical value of the property, but acknowledges the importance of adding contemporary conveniences, nonetheless. A renovated historic home is, therefore, adapted for modern-day living. One simple yet profound way of renovation is by installing an air-conditioning unit.
Meanwhile, remodelling is the last option for a gravely shaped, old property. Otherwise, the home owner would better have the house demolished. A remodelled home may copy the original design and details, but will not likely have the same material or method of construction.
It does not matter what principle is used in fixing a historic home, what matters is that its owner becomes sensitive to its value.