Commercial Historic Building Restoration Tax Credits

Commercial Historic Restoration Have you ever wanted to buy an old commercial building and fix it up?  Did you know there was a federal rehabilitation tax credit that may be available to help you pay for the restoration project? This credit was established by congress to help preserve historic buildings and encourage businesses to stay in older, economically disadvantaged areas, such as inner cities. To qualify for this credit, your restoration expenses must exceed the greater of the adjusted basis of the building and its structural components or $5,000, whichever is greater. The adjusted basis is the purchase price, less the cost of the land, minus depreciation already taken. ... Read More

Historic Restoration – Crunching the Numbers

Histoic Restoration Cost It doesn't mater whether it's an old house or a more recent one, almost any improvement will increase the value of your home. The more relevant question, perhaps, is whether it's possible to recoup all the money investment in home-improvement projects including restoration projects when it comes time to sell the house. For example, if a homeowner invests $50,000 in a restoration project, will the future selling price increase by at least that amount? The answer to this question is hard to come by, primarily because there are so many interrelated reasons why residential property values appreciate. Among the more ... Read More

Restore Those Historic Doors!

Historic doors Those old doors add so much architectural charm to your Denver historic home that you just can't find in a new door. However they may be hard to close, or even need to be slammed. This is due to many factors such a settling of the house, paint build-up, loose glue, loose hinges and/or warping of the door itself. Old doors can be restored so that they open and shut just as nicely as their counterparts in newer houses. Do not be like many home owners and try to solve the problems with half done repairs. Do it right, and ... Read More

Historic Home Restoration – Repair Those Historic Windows!

Denver Restoration Contractor Historic home restoration contractors are often approached by homeowners who want to replace their old windows. Many times this is the first item on their list when they begin to restore an old house. They figure the old windows are drafty and hard to open and close. The reality is they are correct. However, replacing the old windows for new is rarely the best option and here are the reasons why. First of all, it is hard to stress enough the contribution that original windows make to the over all look of the historic home. Original historic windows have the ... Read More

Deck Refinishing Denver

denver deck refinishing While Denver has a four-season climate we usually find many ways to enjoy the weather, if you were a deck you’d have a different story to tell!  Weather is hard on decks and refinishing them is just one of the costs of having them. In order to preserves the value of the deck, cleaning and resealing it will prove necessary. Typical wear and tear can include any or all of the following: Discoloration & Stains Mildew Growth Protruding Screws or Nails Fixing those problems is something you can actually do yourself or, of course, you can hire in ... Read More

Painting the Interior of Your Historic Denver Home

Interior Painting Historic Homes Everyone that has experienced the new, interior paint job, will always say ‘It looks so different!’, or, ‘Wow! And all you did was paint in here?’ When it comes to restoring and or maintaining a historical home in Denver, great care must be taken to ensure that it is not jus any paint job. Importance has to be applied to whether you are painting the interior rooms of your historical home to restore it or to transform it into a newer, more contemporary look and feel. If it’s a historic ‘restoration’ you wish to achieve, then hire a company that ... Read More

Restoring A Historic Home In Denver

Historic Home Restoration Denver Denver lays claim to one of the richest chapters in American history and for this reason it boasts some of the most cherished historical homes in the whole country. Everyone knows the satisfactory feeling of seeing a beautifully restored historic home. Equally known is that crestfallen disappointment when stepping into a house that once displayed a spectrum of artisans’ contribution only to see the decades of slathered paint covering the once-prized custom woodwork and worse yet the iron works too! That unique customization is the very reason that sets the house apart from the other properties of its day not ... Read More