January 24th, 2022

This Year, Renovate – But Keep the Historical Unique Factor

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As we head into 2022, many homeowners will consider the option of either moving or renovating. As the red-hot real estate market continues in Charleston, inventory is incredibly limited, which means that renovations might look like the best alternative. But before you hire just any builder, make sure to look for one who provides historic restoration so that you don’t lose the “cool” factor of your existing home! Here are just four reasons to hire O’Connor Homes.

Historic Preservation is Complex

Not all builders can appreciate how hard historic preservation is. And those that do often will opt to start anew instead due to your budget and their specialty. If you have a historic home, don’t start ripping things out to go for new ones immediately. One of the things that people love most about Charleston is its historical coolness. Don’t remove your home’s details in haste to get done or in an attempt to save money. You can have them both without sacrificing all of those cool details that make your home spectacular!

Not All Historic Restoration is Expensive

Many homeowners roll their eyes when they begin to talk about historic restoration. Yes, there are times when renovating older homes to preserve their original charm can cost more. But if you hire a builder like O’Connor Homes, we have the industry knowledge and experience to accomplish things that less experienced builders cannot. And we always seek to do so at a cost-conscious price point. That is why most of our business comes from referrals – we’ve earned our place in the community!

It Takes Creativity and Innovation

When it comes to restoration, sometimes things can present a challenge and require a builder to think outside of the box to find a solution. Where other restoration builders find roadblocks, we find innovative ways to keep the old and upgrade it. Since we have extensive experience in restoration, we can come up with a viable alternative plan where other builders have a hard time.

It is All About Who You Know

When it comes to building, sometimes it’s about what you know, and sometimes it’s about who you know. Since we specialize in historic restoration, we have established relationships and ties to the historic preservation community. What that means is that we have the ties to go to the source when we need approval, to replace a rare item, or for a specialist to work with us to find the best answers. Established relationships and experience are incredibly important, especially in the Charleston community, and we have both!

As we head into 2022, many homeowners will either realize that it is time to trade up and move, or that they want to renovate and make their current home “new” again. If you have a historic home in Charleston, SC, renovate – but don’t lose the historical cool factor. At O’Connor Homes, we have the experience and craftsmanship to make sure that we are preserving the best of your home and overcoming any limitations presented along the way. Contact us today to discuss bringing your home to the 21st century while protecting the past!