What Does It Mean to Be an Architectural Craftsman?

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Partner with Kansas City’s Historic Home Renovation Experts for Tudor, Victorian, and Craftsman-Style Homes

You bought your historic home for a reason. Whether you live in a Tudor, Victorian, or Craftsman house, your property has undeniable character that can’t be found in any new build.

How do we know this? Because that’s how it all started for us at Architectural Craftsmen. The first home husband and wife owners Joe and Mary Thompson renovated was their own 1910 Baldwin City, Kansas beauty.

When it comes time to rehab your piece of history, you deserve to work with an experienced remodeling company that feels the same way about your home as you do and truly cares about preserving its authenticity. Many contractors will provide plans that give your home modern amenities, but completely wipe out what intrigued you about your home in the very beginning.

At Architectural Craftsmen, we have the tools, techniques, and passion to ensure your historic renovation highlights what’s special about your home, rather than erasing it.

Our Architectural Craftsmen Understand Your Home’s Unique Style Language

We provide extensive home renovation services inside and out, specializing in homes built in the 1940s and earlier. But each historic home demands a customized approach dependent on its architectural style. The exposed, handworked details you find inside a Craftsman house are quite different from the ornate accents of a Victorian.

Unqualified contractors choose to cover up these special features because they don’t know how to handle them. Our architectural craftsmen have a strong understanding of all types of historic homes and work hard to align what fits your home’s era with your personal style.

In addition to Victorian and Craftsman-style homes, we also remodel homes classified as:

  • Tudor
  • American Foursquare
  • Kansas City Shirtwaist
  • Colonial Revival
  • Neoclassical
  • Art Deco
  • And many more!

Our Architectural Craftsmen Stay True to Your Home’s History

While no two historic homes are alike, all our projects have one thing in common. With each of our designs, we focus on preserving the characteristics and charm that make a home so distinctive. We take the time to reclaim or refashion each and every unique feature of your home – down to the very last detail – with excellence as our guide.

What makes a house a home are the memories that fill it – both past and present. It’s our belief that those should be enjoyed and honored for generations to come. By utilizing period-appropriate style choices, we enhance the defining elements of your space to bring out the soul of your home.

Our Architectural Craftsmen Balance Modern Functionality with Historic Charm

A historic home doesn’t mean you can’t look forward to modern conveniences. It’s no secret that older homes generally have smaller, sectioned-off spaces that aren’t conducive to today’s lifestyles. No one was building with an open-concept design in mind – which has grown in popularity over the years – due to period-specific style preferences and common-practice engineering capabilities.

Our architectural craftsmen equip homes with modern comforts without taking away their historical attributes. You finally don’t have to sacrifice! Because our expertise lies in architecture, design, and history, we’re able to seamlessly combine liveability and one-of-a-kind character.

Our Architectural Craftsmen Pay Close Attention to the Finer Details

We treat your home how we’d want our own to be treated. Our architectural craftsmen handle every detail of your remodeling project with precision and care – including those behind the walls that you don’t even see.

No matter how small, details are what set a good historic home renovation apart from a great one. If an element of your home is unsalvageable, we recreate it to be as historically accurate as possible, so no feature is left out of the equation. Through master craftsmanship and a dedication to quality, we provide authentic updates built to last.

Choose a Local, Family-Owned Contractor for Your Upcoming Historic Home Renovation

Whether you’re looking to bring your vision of a modern Craftsman house to life or interested in transforming a stately Tudor, look no further than Architectural Craftsman! We can adapt your home to suit your lifestyle while returning it to its original glory.

For us, it’s not about how many projects we complete. We value helping our clients fall back in love with the history of their home.

Need proof? Check out some of our award-winning projects by visiting our online portfolio.

Then, reach out to our team to discuss your historic home renovation needs. Call us at (913) 963-2246 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or send us a message today. We can’t wait to help you!