Uncovering the Beauty

Wood flooring has come back in popularity lately, and most older homes have original wood floors. Many lucky new homeowners have found these floors have...


Life in Layers

Purchasing an older home and refurbishing it can be an exciting experience. It can provide the buyers with an opportunity to save on their budget,...


A Look at the History

For those house owners just starting a restoration, the road may seem long and filled with difficulty. They could find the floors they sought are...


Engineering Surprises

Many people begin their restoration by hiring a structural engineer to tell them what walls are load bearing. The need to ensure their house will...


The Fashionable Past

Just like clothing and vehicles, homes have their own trends that have changed over the years. A structure that is a hundred years old now...

Purchasers of homes today are often looking for a house that has character, and many of them find what they seek in older homes. They appear to believe the clean lines and function of newer homes has less warmth. While they might be lucky enough to find an old house that has been kept in perfect condition, that is a rare event. Most people end up buying a place with character only to spend years on restoration.

It would seem that restoring older homes has come into its own, yet this is a trend that has been occurring for centuries. Many people have upgraded older houses as a way to save money on the purchase price, but others have done it to preserve workmanship. No matter what reason people choose when buying a house, the fact they are restoring what was once in fashion brings the past back to new life.