More Than Home Remodelers, We’re Historic Home Design and Renovation Specialists
A historic home is like a treasured antique; it should be handled with the utmost care. So when you’re planning a renovation project, you want to partner with skilled craftsmen who will give your home the love and respect it deserves.
At Architectural Craftsmen, we specialize in remodeling 1940s and earlier homes and work with our clients from start to finish to help transform their renovation dreams into reality. Our goal is to add modern functionality to properties while still maintaining the significant design elements that set them apart.
Just like you, we adore the characteristics and features that enhance a home’s charm and are dedicated to using our skills and expertise to bring these back to life. In fact, our business got started because of our founders’ passion for historic architecture.
Joe and Mary Thompson remodeled their own home, which was built in 1910 in Ballwin City, Kansas, while Joe was still studying architecture at Kansas State University. After their own project, they continued renovating family homes and found they were drawn to helping preserve these older buildings for current and future generations to enjoy. And as they say, the rest is history.
Now, we boast a whole team of award-winning craftsmen who are driven to achieve gorgeous results by showcasing the distinctive character and classic beauty of historic Kansas City residences. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help return your home to its former glory.
Our Craftsmen Have Deep Knowledge of Period-Appropriate Design
Historic homes are marked by their unique architectural styles. The era in which a home was built influenced what construction and design techniques were used, plus the availability of certain tools and materials.
For example, Victorian homes are well known for their intricate woodwork and trim details, reflecting the status, opulence, and romance of the period. On the other hand, Foursquares came about in the 1890s as Americans began to prioritize simpler, more budget-friendly housing options. These partially prefabricated homes are defined by their cube shape and symmetry, featuring four equal-sized rooms on each floor and a wide, one-story porch. In Kansas City, the shirtwaist-style home is the typical Foursquare style.
Whether you’re planning a craftsman home restoration, Tudor transformation, or another type of remodel, you need a specialist who understands your home’s significance and the design elements that differentiate it. Our craftsmen speak your home’s style language and make period-appropriate recommendations to ensure a truly authentic design.
Our Craftsmen Highlight What Makes Your Home So Special
We know every historic home has a story to tell. That’s something that should never be erased. However, your home should fit your lifestyle, too. Our experts strike the right balance by seamlessly blending period-appropriate design with modern functionality.
Let’s say your craftsman renovation includes rehabbing your kitchen. In this case, we’d find or build cabinetry reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts movement, like Shaker-style cabinets, but we could also include useful additions, like pull-outs and lazy susans, to make organization that much easier. With updates like these, we’re able to bring out the soul of your home, while making it a more livable space.
Additionally, our craftsmen are masters at reproducing the one-of-a-kind woodwork that adds to your home’s historic charm. Trim and finishing details may not seem all that significant at first glance, but when these elements don’t complement your home or are missing entirely, things feel off.
A general home remodeler won’t have the proper knowledge and training to replicate these features and may resort to covering them up entirely. Working with historic home design and renovation professionals like us ensures these special characteristics are preserved and can be appreciated for years to come.
We Have the Historic Home Design and Renovation Experience to Back Us Up
Our craftsmen have more than 20 years of remodeling experience and have worked on hundreds of homes throughout the most iconic neighborhoods in Kansas City, meaning we can practically predict what we’ll find behind your home’s plaster walls.
We’ve seen it all when it comes to historic home design and renovation and are prepared to meet challenges head on. Whatever surprises your home may have in store, you can be confident that we have innovative solutions under our tool belts to keep your project running smoothly.
In addition to our decades of expertise, our craftsmen are certified by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. These certifications signify that we meet or exceed the highest industry standards and invest in continuing education. It’s our belief that there are always opportunities to learn and grow in our craft, ultimately ensuring that we do our best work for our clients. Our team certainly knows a considerable amount about architecture, design, and history, but we also prioritize professional development.
Schedule a Consultation with Architectural Craftsmen Today
For Architectural Craftsmen, historic home design and renovation is a labor of love. We want the chapters of old houses like yours to continue being written, while preserving all the special elements that make them historically significant. Your home has much to tell, but it also has a lot left to say.
When you partner with us, you can look forward to an unparalleled commitment to excellence and quality craftsmanship. Our team treats every home we’re privileged to work on as if it were our own; we apply the same level of care and precision to all the parts of your remodel that you do see and those that you don’t, too.
You can look to Architectural Craftsmen as your trusted local experts for all things historic home design and renovation. Our in-house team is small but mighty and works with you every step of the way to ensure your vision is realized – no matter if you’re seeking out craftsman renovations or wanting to remodel a completely different architectural style.
To learn more about what our team can do for you, contact us for an on-site consultation. We’ll get to know you, your home, and your renovation ideas and begin working on a design to align your wants and needs with your investment goals. Call (913) 963-2246 or send us a message today!