Remodeling a Victorian home can be quite challenging. While these beautiful homes full of character and history were built to last, their interiors might not be suited for modern times. For many Victorian homeowners, especially those just investing in one of these historical masterpieces, renovation is typically desired so that today’s amenities and contemporary styles can be incorporated into the structure in order to accommodate the lifestyles of the occupants. When choosing to remodel a home built in the 1800’s, it’s imperative to partner with an experienced renovation contractor who understands the do’s and don’ts of Victorian home remodeling.
KBC Remodeling Services is a professional, full-service contractor providing Victorian home remodeling and renovations in Boulder and throughout the surrounding areas. Our highly skilled and qualified remodel contractors have extensive knowledge and training in Victorian home remodeling. Whether updating the exterior of a Victorian home to adding an addition or remodeling the home’s exterior to add space and functionality, our team of professionals at KBC Remodeling Services understand what it takes to turn these timeless beauties into modern living spaces without compromising the overall craftsmanship.
Victorian Home Renovation – the do’s:
Repair: Old homes that haven’t been kept up can see their fair share of damages and wear and tear. When the home’s interior fixtures, such as claw bathtubs, cracked plaster, or broken doors can be repaired, then do it!
Restore: Some of the elaborate details that are beautiful examples of the craftmanship of Victorian homes include marble used in the home, or maybe intricate carvings throughout. When possible, restoring these and other accents is your best bet in preserving the authenticity of the interior.
Reuse: Any original materials in the Victorian home, such as doorknobs and hardware, light fixtures and crown molding, should be reused to retain the character of the home and its era.
Add Built-ins: Space can be a test in any Victorian home, regardless of the size. Adding built-ins, such as bookshelves or nooks around windows, or a closet with additional shelving under the staircase can help maximize space and storage.
Accommodate: While preserving the overall appearance and structure of a Victorian home is ideal, it’s equally important to remodel the home so that it accommodates its occupants. The professional designers and contractors at KBC Remodeling Services can assist you throughout the entire renovation process to ensure that your remodeling goals are met without compromising the craftsmanship of your historical Victorian.
Victorian Home Renovation – the don’ts:
Don’t Compromise: Purchasing a Victorian home is an investment, and while there are many suggestions as to what to do and what not to do when renovating a historic home, the homeowner will have the final say. Preserving structure and character is the overall objective when remodeling a Victorian, but functionality and living comfortably are what truly matters at the end of the day. Modern amenities can truly enhance any lifestyle and living space, therefore, compromising to keep the interior of the Victorian era home in its original form isn’t always ideal.
Regardless of your home remodeling needs, KBC Remodeling Services will work with you to provide a Victorian home renovation plan that fully accommodates the needs of you and your family. If you live in Boulder or the neighboring communities and need a professional Victorian home remodeling contractor, call the experienced team at KBC Remodeling Services today.