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Historic Home Remodeling & Renovation
in Atlanta, GA

Remodeling a historic home doesn’t just require sensitivity toward the original design and architectural history — it also involves obtaining approvals and following the required guidelines. That’s why it’s essential to team up with a knowledgeable historical home remodeler if you want your project to go smoothly.

Over the past two decades, Innovative Design + Build has gained extensive knowledge of historic home zoning, building codes, and the materials necessary to blend the new with the old seamlessly. If you live in a historic home in Atlanta, GA, let us put our experience to work for you! We’ll remodel your home to fit your contemporary lifestyle while maintaining its historical heritage.

Give us a call to begin discussing your historic home renovation today. We have been serving homeowners in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, and Peachtree Corners since 2000.

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Older Homes Have Unique Challenges

When restoring or remodeling your historic home, you may encounter specific issues that require an advanced level of care and attention. These include:
  • Lead, asbestos, and other hazardous building materials
  • Non-standardized building methods and designs that are no longer code-compliant
  • Aging or damaged structural elements
  • Engineering issues
  • Lack of insulation, ventilation, and humidity control
  • Inefficient, outdated, or non-existent heating and cooling systems
  • Insufficient or dangerous electrical systems
  • Aging pipes and drains
  • Foundation problems

Innovative Design + Build has worked on numerous historic homes in the Atlanta area, making us well-equipped to tackle these and other issues that may arise during your renovation. Learn more about our design process to see the steps we take to ensure a smooth, stress-free project.

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Zoning & Historic Home Preservation

Not every client we work with is concerned about historical accuracy, while others want us to replicate the older materials and finishes as closely as possible. Either way, the goal of a historic home renovation is usually to maintain the historic appeal of the house while improving efficiency, comfort, and functionality.

Aside from your personal preferences, it’s also critical to understand zoning regulations. Just as each historic home is different, each district has its own historic preservation ordinances. For instance, properties in Atlanta may have a Historic, Conservation, or Landmark District designation. These zoning categories have restrictions regarding the changes you can make to the interior and exterior of the property. If you want to make unapproved alterations, you must apply for a variance with the city before proceeding.

Rest assured that Innovative Design + Build can help you navigate the regulations that apply to your historic neighborhood. With our help, you’ll get to make the changes you want while remaining in compliance. View our portfolio to see the types of projects Innovative can assist with!

Historic Neighborhoods of Atlanta

Numerous neighborhoods across Atlanta are designated as Historic, Conservation, or Landmark districts. These include:
  • Adair Park Historic District
  • Brookwood Hills Conservation District
  • Cabbagetown Landmark District
  • Castleberry Hill Landmark District
  • Collier Heights Historic District
  • Druid Hills Landmark District
  • Grant Park Historic District
  • Inman Park Historic District
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark District
  • Oakland City Historic District
  • Poncey-Highland Historic District
  • Sunset Avenue Historic District
  • West End Historic District
  • Whittier Mill Historic District
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Contact Our Historic Home Remodelers in Atlanta, GA

No matter the location of your historic home or the types of upgrades you wish to make, Innovative Design + Build can work with you to ensure your renovation is a success. We’ll offer advice to help you get started, bringing our historic home remodeling experience to the table for your complete confidence and peace of mind.

Check out the historic kitchen renovation and historic garage renovation/sunroom addition we recently completed. Then, contact us to begin discussing your historic home remodeling ideas.