Preserving Historic Home Features

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 57% of Boston's housing stock was built before 1939. That means that we have more older homes than any other city in the country. Even outside of Boston, we have a wonderful supply of period homes. Over the years, Morse Constructions has been privileged to work on many of them and we've even published a guide on how to breathe new life into older homes

Some homeowners want to preserve the period details and look of the original home, while others are all for bringing a contemporary flair to old spaces.



There is a lively debate on Houzz about whether you should modernize a historic home (read it here). Whatever side of that debate that you take, we've found that most homeowners are sensitive to preserving distinctive old features, but may be unsure about what they should save. The answer depends upon the age of the home, condition of the architectural details and the homeowner's priorities, but here is a useful slideshow from Houzz to provide some general guidance. Just click any of the images to go to the full article on Houzz.


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All About Home Renovation and Boston Communities

Paul Morse Morse Constructions smallerWe have decided to add a blog to our website to post news, tips, photos, ideas etc. that might be helpful to anyone interested in home renovation, aging in place, universal design or creating a sense of community in the greater Boston area. Our hope is that readers will comment on posts and that the blog will become a discussion forum.

We've been told that we should be posting weekly but I don't think that is going to happen. We are simply too busy right now actually designing and building home renovations to spend that much time writing about them. However, we are going to do our best to use the blog to communicate useful information. If you would like to see a topic covered or have a question you would like to have answered, please comment on this blog post to get the ball rolling.

Hope you had a wonderful 4th and watch for our next post soon!

-- Paul Morse



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