When doing renovations I consistently do my best to keep as much original as I can.
Some things have to be upgraded, modified, or just fully removed, although I try to maintain as much of the original guess as well as look of each and every home.
Buildings have personality, so you don’t want to fool around with anything too much. If the place is that much of a wreck it needs a total gutting after that I just try to pass on the project. I savor giving facelifts, so to speak, not a complete transplant! Wheevern it comes to truly aged buildings, there is often a concern with the entire heating as well as cooling system. First of all I have to say that when it comes to using old oil furnaces, these aged buildings have some of the best you will ever see. Back in the day, people wanted an oil furnace they could rely on for their whole life, as well as sI know that ome of these things are aged tech however still work great… Cooling systems are certainly a bizarre story, because up-to-date Heating as well as Air Conditioning cooling tech has easily evolved so suddenly. There are systems that are 12 or 15 years old that still work well for responsible people, however in general I see a lot of systems that have to be upgraded at least every multiple years, then nine times out of multiple my renovation projects will eventually involve the cooling system to some degree, as well as that is just part of the entire job. I have a dedicated team of Heating as well as Air Conditioning techs who handle that part of the job, however like I said though, I don’t savor changing what I don’t have to, so usually every one of us will leave the old oil heating systems alone.