It is sometimes easy to forget why you decided to renovate your Heritage Home when it comes time to make hard and fast decisions.
Heritage homes have heart and soul. They need to be treated with care. Knowledge and understanding of the home is so important to be able to make good design decisions that respect it’s history and the details that make it special.
These are the things that spoke to you. Yet when it comes time to renovating and making changes, it is often difficult to know the best way to combine the old and the new into a beautiful home.
Renovating your home requires creative design solution that combines the needs of a modern family, your individual style with the heritage elements that make the house special. This can be a challenge when designing for a Heritage Home.
Owners of Heritage Homes act as custodians, occupants only for a time. In the scheme of things, your occupation, the changes you make contribute to the story of the home and in time will also be part of its unique history.
This makes it all the more important to understand the fundamental principles and how to work in a heritage home to have a positive contribution that is true to the Heritage elements of the house.
When planning to renovation your Heritage Home – Remember why you liked the house in the first place.
Why you decided to live in a period home?
Hold on to these thoughts and make sure they remain part of your Design Brief.
These are the things that spoke to you. The elements, the heart and soul of the home. The things you connected with.
These are often the things to preserve.