We love to work with homeowners who are passionate about restoring their historic or period home. It takes a special type of person to be the steward of an historic home by keeping it well maintained for generations to come. These homeowners are doing their part to keep America’s architectural heritage going strong.
Living in an historic home does not mean you need to feel like you are living in a museum. Older homes can feel fresh and welcoming for today’s families. Here are some tips for making an historic home ready for modern living:
Renovate your kitchen to reflect the spirit of your historic home but add in all the modern conveniences. No need to rough it when it comes to the kitchen – let some period details shine while allowing for state of the art appliances and amenities. Kitchens in historic homes were usually small and dark – open up the space and enjoy your kitchen!
Create interest with contemporary furnishings. An historic home with modern artwork and furnishings feels is right in style.
Keep window treatments simple or let the windows stand on their own. Don’t feel compelled to dress your windows with fussy curtains – let the beauty of the architectural details shine through.
Keep the rooms clutter free so they always feel warm and welcoming.
TMS Architects is proud of our extensive work renovating historic buildings throughout New England. Please visit our website to see our restoration and renovation work. Or give us a call at603-436-4274 to discuss your commercial or residential historic renovation.