FAQs About Remodeling Your Home with Architectural Craftsmen

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Transform Your Old House with Proven Experts in Historic Home Remodels Near You

Any renovation project comes with a long list of question marks, but this is especially true for historic home remodels. Because of their age and construction, old houses are traditionally more prone to behind-the-walls surprises.

That’s why it’s so important to work with a team that specializes in historic home remodels near you. Architectural Craftsmen has mastered the art of updating decades-old properties for the modern age. We have a combined understanding of architecture, design, and history, which allows us to deliver results that add livable style to your home, without taking away the details that make it so special.

We’ve worked with countless homeowners throughout the Kansas City area to bring their historic home remodel vision to life and would love to help you do the same. To get you started, we’ve answered some of our most commonly asked questions. Go ahead and bookmark this page, so you have it to refer back to as you plan your project.

What Kind of Homes Does Architectural Craftsmen Work On?

Architectural Craftsmen primarily completes historic home remodels on properties built in the 1940s and earlier. Because of our breadth and depth of experience with classic architecture, we understand how to stay true to a home’s period-appropriate design. In other words, we know what materials and techniques were popular during the period in which a property was built and use that to guide our renovation process. You may not find us working on a modern Craftsman house – but if you have an older one, we’re excited to help you.

Is Architectural Craftsmen the Right Fit for My Project?

If you’re the current or soon-to-be owner of an older property and dreaming up a large-scale renovation, the answer is yes! Architectural Craftsmen takes on a wide range of complex projects, including:

  • Whole-home remodels.
  • Kitchen, bathroom, and other individual-room remodels.
  • Exterior remodels.
  • Home additions.
  • Custom trim work accurate to your home’s architectural style.
  • Historical reproductions of homes.

Architectural Craftsmen works on historic home remodels and additions, but doesn’t offer handyman- or single-contractor services. We’ll certainly provide them as part of a project, but we don’t perform this type of work on a one-off basis.

What Does Architectural Craftsmen’s Process Look Like?

Our historic home remodel process can be broken down into three phases: Discovery, Project Development, and Construction.

  • Discovery: When you first get in touch with our team, we’ll set up a complimentary on-site consultation. This gives us the opportunity to visit your home in person to determine the scope and feasibility of your project. During this time, we’ll listen carefully to your renovation ideas and discuss your investment goals in more detail. If we both agree on moving forward, we’ll begin the Project Development phase.

  • Project Development: This is when your historic home remodel really starts to take shape. The Architectural Craftsmen team will document your home’s as-is condition, taking photos and careful measurements of your space. Based on what we learned during the Discovery phase, we’ll draft a new design and budget that aligns with both your needs and personal preferences.

  • Construction: As soon as a finalized design is in place and your materials are selected, construction can begin. One of our certified lead carpenters will be on-site each day to oversee your project’s progress, and our remodeling project manager will ensure everything stays on track and within budget.

  • When your project is complete, you’ll have a one-year warranty on all materials and workmanship, along with any relevant product warranties.

Who Will Be Working In My Home?

Architectural Craftsmen is a design-build company, meaning our very own team will be working on your historic home remodel from start to finish. Meet Architectural Craftsmen.

We also carefully vet any trade partners we need for your project, so you can be confident your home will be treated with the highest levels of care and respect throughout the process.

Where Can I Find Inspiration for My Historic Home Remodel?

You don’t have to look far for a treasure trove of inspiration for your historic home remodel. Whether you’re envisioning a stately Tudor with contemporary touches or a Craftsman house with modern elements, our online portfolio is a great place to start.

This is also your chance to see proof of our stunning results. Our master craftsmen are committed to excellence, paying close attention to every detail to ensure the character of your home is celebrated, rather than erased.

I’m Ready to Kick Off My Historic Home Remodel. What Now?

Partnering with Architectural Craftsmen, Kansas City’s experts in historic home remodels near you, is easy. Our friendly and skilled professionals can’t wait to hear from you and begin turning your renovation dreams into reality. Contact us by calling (913) 963-2246 or filling out our contact form.

Still Have Questions?

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the questions we receive. Want to know more about our process? Interested in learning how our services can apply to your specific property? Don’t hesitate to reach out. We’ll be happy to get you answers!