5 Essentials For Remodeling Your Victorian home
1. Get the Right Help. Enlist a design professional with historic rehabilitation experience. Not all projects are created equal, and those with historical requirements will benefit from a designer with extensive experience in Victorian restorations.
2. Do Your Homework. Research your property’s history and any improvements previous owners have made over the years—starting from when the home was built to the present. It’s important to know any previous alterations that could affect the work you’re doing.
3. Share Your Knowledge. Document any prior work to the home with pictorial and written evidence so you’re able to share this information with your partners on the project, as well as with any official entities that need to approve the work.
4. Get Approval. Find out from your local authorities which approvals are necessary for you to move ahead. Do this before beginning the rehab process. You can avoid additional expenses and delays that come from starting before you know all the requirements or when you’ll have approval to move forward.
5. Record the Process. Document the project with pictorial and written evidence to ensure that you can easily refer to it and prove what you’ve done to improve or restore the property in conjunction with any official requirements. You’ll never regret over-documentation—and neither will your successors.