Gina and her growing family have been living in their Fort Collins, Colorado, home for seven years. Built in 1907, the 1300-square-foot home was beginning to feel cramped so Gina decided to reinvent her historic home to give it a more modern feel while still retaining its vintage charm.
“We decided to add a second story for kids’ rooms and a bathroom, and gut the entire first floor so we could have more living space,” Gina says. “We wanted more open space instead of the many small rooms of our modest Victorian.” With the help of the design/build team from High Craft Builders, the couple added three bedrooms and a bath, changed the first... Read More
We love hearing from our customers about their home improvement and construction projects. One comment we hear quite often these days is that when building or buying a brand new home, homeowners strive to create a house with the character that is more often found in older homes. That effortless, lived-in look of a house that just belongs on a piece of land and has been graced with thoughtful touches from the past. Such is this shotgun-style home in an historic neighborhood in south Austin, Texas. Though new construction, the kitchen gives a definite nod to history in a space filled with vintage details.
From the beadboard walls and subway tile backsplash to the... Read More
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For about 50 years, School House style lights could be found not only in residential areas, but schools, galleries, and libraries as well. These shades were popular choices for homeowners and architects alike, therefore, they were produced in hundreds of styles and sizes to accommodate all spaces. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that styles changed, and the majority of School House shades stopped being produced.
Today, as homeowners are snatching up historic properties, restoring every last detail is of high importance. Most of the time, original cabinets and flooring can be easily restored with a little elbow grease, but... Read More