Character House Restoration and Construction

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Character House Restoration and Construction

One of the specialties of the Indoor Outdoor Guy Renovations is restoring character homes to their original craftsmen styles.  This includes using Vancouver’s heritage colors or a different color scheme if the client desires, restoring exposed beam work, including post and beam and cedar arches and knee braces.  Adding decorative wooden or fiber cement shakes to the gables and removing existing vinyl siding to reveal the original bevel cedar siding or replacing the existing cedar siding if damaged with new bevel cedar siding, or hardi fibre-cement.

We also address existing structural concerns in character homes by installing new drain tile systems, adding additional concrete to strenghten weakness’s in the old foundations.  We also replace the existing electrical and plumbing systems where necessary.  Or when the client desires.  Many of the homes that we have worked on, especially some of the hundred year old homes found in New Westminster require drain tile work.

We have also transformed mid-century homes to a craftsmen style home.  One of our projects involved transforming a one story world war two bungalow into a two story with basement character home.  If the roof lines of your home have a high pitch then the transformation can be relatively cost effective, when compared to the return on investment that the renovation will bring.

If you would like a free consultation on transforming your existing home in Vancouver into a character home or restoring your existing character home please contact us at 604-277-5572 or through our website’s contact page

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We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your renovation or new construction project. Please feel free to give us as little or as much information as you choose.