Living in a historic home is a commitment to what was long ago, and it takes a special type of person to rebuild the past while living in the present. Care of details, working with old structures, and preserving ancient building materials are all part of using historical home renovations to make the old building come to life. Watching the rooms appear as you find the right paint color and the perfect flooring can excite those that are committed to their historic homes. So, what do you do when you can’t find closet doors you need to finish a room? Who do you turn to?
Quandary of Authenticity
Depending on the age of your home and the style of the closet door you are looking for, you may be able to find an original piece of the past from a home being torn down from that era. However, the chances are it will be very expensive and in poor condition. Your second option is to locate an artisan that can reproduce the look of the historic closet doors you are searching for. A truly fine craftsman can also help you with window trims, entry doors, and armoires from a specific time period.
Integrity of Building
While tearing out the new and modern walls someone covered the past with, you may run into problems with wiring, construction, or crooked floors. When this happens, it is good to have an experienced company on your side that can help you deal with the situation without tearing out more than is needed. An example is a crooked floor can have special baseboards milled to accommodate the unique flooring instead of tearing it all out and relaying the entire room.
Before you begin construction on your historic home, contact a company that understands historic building projects. If your home has stood the test of time, why not help it by bringing the past to life – with help.