Tour of a 1920’s Makeover in Atlanta- [Getting Started]March 9th, 2021 | by Matt Hoots | #1920s Makeover, #Whole House Renovation
Old houses have lots of charm and patina; however, they also have issues due to decades of neglect. In this “1920’s Makeover,” we are working with some of our strategic partners at LG Squared. Together we will develop a design that preserves the charm while correcting building science mistakes.
Design + Build team
SawHorse owner Matt Hoots and LG Squared’s Chris Laumer-Giddens will be creating content at each phase of design and construction. Jodi Laumer-Giddens is the lead architect/ designer and will have floor plans to share in the next post. Matt and Chris will share how they will bring this 100-year-old house into the 21st century using “building science.”
Here is a video tour of the current state of the house, along with a couple of design ideas:
About this 1920’s whole house Makeover
This is a custom house for a client that plans to sell it once we are renovating it. We will begin with a comprehensive floor plan that will add bedrooms and bathrooms. We will also focus on building science so the new owner will enjoy a more comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient home. If you are interested in buying the final product, contact the agent. It will be listed towards the end of 2021.
We’ve also created a playlist that will host all of the video content that Matt and Chris will be creating throughout the process. You will be able to buy this house with confidence, knowing that we put a lot of thought into making it better.
We will also be exploring green certifications such as EarthCraft Renovation to demonstrate how the green building process makes homes better.
Additional Reading for advice on older homes
Video: Why your paint is pealing