The challenge presented by aging housing stock is that of correcting the ‘lifestyle disconnect’ that occurs between how a home was built and how we want to live today.

Many homes in the most desirable communities are now approaching 60+ years, are suffering from physical and functional obsolescence, and are in need of serious revitalization.

These houses provide an opportunity for the homeowner to create a new or revitalized home that better reflects their lifestyle and helps them meet their long-term objectives.

There are three methods for accomplishing this, depending on the condition and value of the existing structure, the desires of its owners, and their budget.

new replacement:

Creating something new in place of that which has deteriorated beyond the point of usefulness

transformation:

Significantly changing a structure in form, nature or function, creating an entirely new appearance

retrofit:

Extending the useful life of the existing structure with new parts or other improvements