There is something really special about a historic home. Certain details in the home that can’t be duplicated with newer homes. Some historic homes are in better shape than others, and bringing a historic home up to date to make it feel modern is quite possible without losing the original character. Historic homes often have a lot of history and great details you don’t necessarily want to lose. While there is no denying that the charm of an older home is appealing, there is nothing wrong with bringing the home into the 21st century, and making it your dream home.
In a lot of historic homes the theme tends to be darker woods, and paint. If you don’t want to lose the authenticity of the historic feel, you can brighten the wall colors and keep the warmer wood tones. If you want to go all out and make the inside modern, you can redo the inside, get rid of the warmer colors all together and make everything lighter. Most historic homes come with old brick fireplaces that can be easily painted to a color that you like.
Remodeling the Kitchen
Unfortunately, in historic homes the kitchen tend to be old, and closed off. simple solution to the problem is bringing the kitchen into the current decade. A beautiful updated kitchen with an open floor plan, new cabinets, and appliances will make the home feel new. It is possible to keep some of the older elements from the old kitchen just bringing it to life.
Perhaps the flooring in your home are beautiful old wood floors. If they are not beautiful old wood floors, then you might want to invest in something you really like. Real hardware floors are a great option, laminates, tiles, carpet, or even brick flooring; there are so many options when deciding what flooring you’d like for your home.
Door & Windows
In many homes, old or new the doors and windows can be an issue. There is nothing wrong with changing out the doors and windows to make them more energy efficient, and leave those unwanted drafts in the past. You can get styles of doors and windows that are consistent the theme of the home. Consider painting the front door a stand out color.
If you have a historic home and want to modernize it contact MH Akers Custom Homes today.