Portland, Oregon is a city brimming with a rich past and, if you own a historical home, you have your very own personal piece of that history. As such, it’s your responsibility to preserve your home, its architecture, and the bygone era it represents so it can be enjoyed by future generations. That means remodeling a historic home can be pretty high stakes (as if remodeling an older home isn’t difficult enough to begin with).
What IS The Ask Cooper Anything Q&A Series?
We asked our community to anonymously send us any questions they had regarding remodeling, interior design, or general home improvement.
If you own a historic home in Portland, consider yourself lucky. Yes, an older house comes with limitations, because builders and homeowners back then had different ideas about such matters as master bedrooms, closets, and bathrooms; and the original technology definitely isn’t up to today’s standards. But the historical significance, and the downright charm, of an old house are impossible to replicate. So let’s talk about what you can do to make your old home more livable in today’s world without hauling to the landfill everything that makes the house unique.