Austin Home Renovations

In the renovation process, you want to keep as much of the original fabric of your home as possible, restoring it to its original condition. Most historical homes fit this category, as you want to save everything that you can. This can be challenging in that many times, the old materials are just not available anymore. Items such as brick, tiles, windows, roofing and other exterior fabrics are not made anymore. It can also be challenging to remove and replace worn out and obsolete systems such as electrical, plumbing and HVAC. This is where you have to get very creative in making new materials look like the existing materials by affecting their color or texture. In a renovation, we are often refurbishing old windows, flooring, doors, and other items in order to save them.

Renovations can often times cost more than a remodel or a new build. You tend to spend more to salvage and rework a piece than if you simply just bought it new. That being said the end result of a renovation is worth the effort in preserving the historical integrity and character of your home.

Austin Home Renovations

Customer Testimonial

Ford Strei Builders was a wonderful resource as we worked during several phases of our project to renovate our national and city landmark property, the Granger House located in downtown Austin. FSB repeatedly executed in a timely fashion, on budget, and with high quality the plans outlined by our architect and ensured that we met and exceeded all City of Austin codes. And, the company and its subcontractors have been available after the fact to facilitate routine maintenance issues inherent with our older home. It was and continues to be a sincere pleasure to do business with FSB.Jeff Harper and Mark Seeger