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21 WAYS TO ADD NEW LIFE

TO AN OLDER HOME THE HANDBOOK FOR CLASSIC HOMES

Renovating older homes isn’t about making them look new ... It’s about making new unnecessary. Kitchen Rehab by Millennium Restoration & Development

– TY MCBRIDE

FROM COUNTY LIVING MAGAZINE


Find the Space for Joy Take a moment to consider what makes you happy. Then share this spark of inspiration with the designers at the KOHLER Signature Store. We’ll work with you to pick the perfect products, finishes and technologies that will have you and your rooms bursting with joy. Call or visit our website to schedule an appointment and discuss your project. Take an EXTRA 7% off your purchase in store now to December 6, 2020. 9929 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124 314-727-4407 KohlerSTL.com

Give Your Home an Expert Interior Makeover Nothing gives your home’s interior a fresh look like a wellplanned, expertly painted new color scheme. Kathy Arnold will consult with you on color selection to complement your home’s architecture and furnishings. We provide extraordinary interior painting and can add features like crown molding, fluted columns and picture frame trim to give ordinary surfaces new dimension and interest.

314-324-6255

See more examples of our work at Kathy-Arnold.com

Let us give your home a new personality, charm and a truly distinctive appearance. We are fully insured and happy to provide excellent references.


Remodel Older Homes for Today’s Living “We are passionate about older homes!� says Dana King, owner of Dana King Design Build, a certified full-service remodeling and interior design firm. Top priority is to make old homes sustainable for today and the future. The Dana King Team is versed in innovations such as WELL standards to make homes healthy for dwellers. Especially important in older homes is to remediate for toxic materials and to make systems efficient. Opening a kitchen to an adjacent room is the most requested update. The team has mastered opening spaces without losing the original character. They are also called on to blend modern furnishings in traditional spaces, having a reputation for awardwinning designs. Whatever your goals and style, partner with the designers and master craftsmen of Dana King to expand your vision of home.

Learn what is possible. We invite you to mention this handbook to schedule a complimentary inhome consultation (a $220 value).

314-914-2840

info@danaking.com.


Enjoy Movies, Music, Gaming and Sports on Every Screen and Every Speaker Whatever your pleasure, the CrestronÂŽ Home entertainment system ensures you enjoy it to the fullest throughout your house. Bring your entertainment to life with audio, video and also surveillance and lighting all controlled intuitively from any touch screen, remote, voice control or mobile device.

Call or email today for a consultation at your home

314-503-9666

sales@CustomsolutionsSTL.com

Custom Solutions is a Crestron Elite Dealer, the trusted source for all your audio/visual needs. Our systems are designed for ease of operation by all users, including those uncomfortable with today’s technology.

Add the Classic Look and Versatility of Plantation Shutters Plantation shutters are stylish, attractive, practical and more popular than ever. They let in as little or as much light as you desire. Virtually indestructible, they will be enjoyed for decades. Decorating Den offers custom plantation shutters in hardwood, vinyl or composite in styles that complement any decor. We help you choose the option best for your specific rooms.

314-275-0667

SWATdesignteam@DecoratingDen.com decoratingden.com

Call or email for a complimentary consultation at your home.


Restore or Remodel Your Home for Better than New The challenge in bringing new life to older homes is maintaining integrity of the architectural design and construction, while adding 21st century dĂŠcor, technology and convenience. For over 20 years, Millennium Restoration & Development has been restoring and remodeling fine historic homes in the St. Louis area, with award-winning results. The kitchen on this page and the front cover of the handbook show completely remodeled kitchens in older homes. The side entrance of this historic home was redesigned and built with roof, columns and firebox to hold wood for the firepit in the seating area and the pizza oven in the kitchen. The Vogt family, hands-on owner at Millennium, along with our team of experienced craftsmen, apply refined design, inventive use of materials and top-quality workmanship to every project.

MILLENNIUM

RESTORATION & DEVELOPMENT C O R P O R AT I O N

Millennium will bring these skills to your home – full remodeling, room additions, kitchens, baths, basement finishes, decks, garages, as well as complete custom home building. Call us to discuss your project: 314-772-9200 To see more of our work, visit www.mrdcorp.com


Restore Your Stone Floors Back to Their Original Beauty

BEFORE

AFTER

Call or email to schedule a free on-site estimate

314-279-4747

Dull or chipped marble, granite, terrazzo, limestone and travertine floors can be brought back to look new. MARBLELIFEŽ experts clean, restore, polish and protect more stone floors than anyone else. Our stone-safe cleaners, polishes, sealers and grinding techniques restore your stone’s natural beauty. We will also show you how to maintain your stone floors to keep them looking like the day they were installed.

stlouis-office@marblelife.com www.marblelife-stlouis.com

Fix Your Damp, Humid or Leaky Basement If you have musty smells, damp walls, or basement floods with heavy rain, Woods Basement Systems can solve your problem. As your local waterproofing experts, we offer complete solutions specifically designed for finished and unfinished basements.

Call for a no-obligation inspection and estimate:

866-735-1890

www.betterbasementvalue.com

We make the space below your home drier, brighter and more comfortable. Then our Total Basement Finishing System renovation can create a warm, dry and attractive space for your family to enjoy.


Show Your Home Nightly with Gorgeous Architectural Lighting Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been America’s Number 1 choice in landscape and architectural lighting for more than 20 years. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives light up your life by enhancing your home’s exterior features and outdoor living spaces.

SAVE BIG – LIMITED TIME ONLY 9 LIG HT SYSTE M

$2 , 225

14 LIG HT SYSTE M

$3,435

20 LIG HT SYSTE M

$4,850

Call for a complimentary design consultation

636-220-6612

OutdoorLights.com


Give Your Concrete Walks, Steps, Driveway or Pool Deck a Facelift Our Pebblestone Epoxy System applies natural river pebbles embedded in epoxy over stained or deteriorated concrete to fill cracks, level and provide a fresh, beautiful permanent no-slip surface. It is not affected by the freeze thaw cycle and is durable enough for driveways.

Call today for a free estimate:

636-946-6464

www.archwaycoatings.com

Archway Coatings is the local company that has been installing Pebblestone Epoxy for over 30 years. Our full-time installers are the best applicators in the country, ensuring quality work on every project.

Clean and Restore Stained Tile and Grout Our expert tile craftsmen use techniques that will eliminate surface dirt and discoloration, and remove even the toughest stains. Grout repair and sealing are part of the process. BEFORE

AFTER

Call or email to schedule a free on-site estimate

314-476-1796

stlouis-office@marblelife.com www.marblelife-stlouis.com

A MARBLELIFEÂŽ ColorSeal treatment of your sanded grout restores its original color and seals it to better resist future stains. We also provide pointers on how to maintain tile and grout to keep them looking fresh and clean.


Add The Beauty of Custom Iron Railings, Interior or Exterior Distinctive iron railings provide a way to update your home, both inside and out. Classic Metal Craft can bring your interior staircase up to date with a custom iron railing. We can fabricate a replica of a historic railing design, as well as designs that are simple with a brass hand railing as shown above. Or you may have us fabricate a completely original design. Exterior railings are one of the best ways to offer an uninterrupted view from a porch, deck or patio while providing safety for your loved ones. There are many ways to customize ornamental iron railings to your preferences. Galvanizing the rails provides a low maintenance alternative to traditional primed and painted iron. From simple to ornate, Classic Metal Craft makes all railings by local craftsmen right here in St. Louis. Call our helpful friendly staff now for a free quote.

314-230-0484

Visit our website or showroom to see examples of our work www.classicmetalcraft.com


Give Your Garage Floor an Attractive Makeover with Sundek SunOne Poly Coating Transform your unattractive, cracked or stained concrete garage floor into a beautiful, durable surface that is nice enough for your kids to play on. Sundek SunOne Poly Coating is resistant to most types of damage, seamless and very easy to keep clean. It comes in a variety of color combinations.

Call us for a free estimate

Decorative Concrete Resurfacing has been making concrete in St. Louis homes beautiful for over 37 years.

636-256-6733 www.ChoosePrettyConcrete.com

Purify the Air in Your Home with HEPA Air Filtration Poor indoor air quality is a leading health risk. Pollutants, germs, mold spores, bacteria, and viruses recycle through air systems. HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filtration scrubs 99.7% of all bacteria, germs, dust, dander and pollen and 95% of virus particles. It also removes odors, smoke and chemicals present in older homes. Call or email for a FREE phone estimate

314-391-9303

sales@beamstl.com

BEAM offers an exclusive HEPA system that connects to your ventilation system and runs 24/7, circulating clean air throughout your house.


Update and Upgrade the Style of Your Fireplace with a Makeover BEFORE

AFTER

An older fireplace might not have the right look; neither complementing current decor nor fitting the owner’s taste. In the past, homeowners would have to put up with a great mess and expense to tear out and rebuild the fireplace surround, mantel or interior chimney. Since 1984 The Color Craftsmen have developed a unique specialty in remaking the perfect fireplace for your home, usually with no demolition! We provide options for completely new looks for fireplaces of any style and constructed of any material, including those with soot damage.

BEFORE

AFTER

Recolor your wood, brick or stone, reconfigure your mantel, cover existing brick or other surface with wood, stone, tile or even exquisite European plaster. Add a beam mantel, extend a fireplace to the ceiling, or create a unique look that’s never been seen before.

Call or email now to request an estimate for your fireplace makeover! AFTER

BEFORE

314-313-1495

John@ColorCraftsmen.com


Get Your Internet and Computers Working at High Speed in Every Room If you have intermittent, slow, or even no internet service in some rooms of your house, that problem can be completely solved. Even homes with solid plaster walls can get great service in every room.

To solve your home computer and cellphone issues, contact us at 314-608-7920 or computertutors.net

For 23 years Computer Tutors has been solving home computing problems for thousands of satisfied customers. We provide convenient computer repair in your home: troubleshooting, diagnostics, maintenance, hardware installation and training.

Refinish Your Hardwood Floors to Look as Good as New If your hardwood floors look worn, faded or damaged, they can be refinished to look as good as when they were installed. And for a different look, they can be stained or finished a completely different color.

Call or email for a consultation for your hardwood floor needs.

314-583-0938

jimabeln@gmail.com www.abefloors.com

Abeln Floor Systems has many years of perfecting our processes and a passion for historic floors. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to refinish, repair or install all new or reclaimed hardwood floors. We are happy to provide excellent references.


Restore and Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior It’s the first line of defense against Mother Nature. KMI Exterior Remodeling Experts have two generations of experience in maintaining and preserving the function and beauty of your exterior elements:

Roofing Our Roofing Experts install or repair quality roofs of all styles and sizes, including cedar shake, slate, metal, composite, asphalt shingles, and more.

Gutters KMI inspects, evaluates, cleans, repairs and installs gutters and downspouts in copper, aluminum or galvanized steel.

Windows KMI professionally installs all varieties of windows - double hung to sliders, bays, bows, garden boxes and more. New wood or vinyl windows reduce energy costs, improve sound barrier, increase security and protect against the elements.

Siding KMI maintains, repairs and installs top-quality siding of all varieties - lap vinyl, insulated siding, LP Smart Side plank engineered hardwood and more. If you think you may have had storm damage to any of these elements, a KMI Storm Damage Expert will complete a thorough inspection and take photos of any damage, to help you with any possible claims.

INDUSTRIES,

Call today to request a quote

314-347-0044


Fix Leaky Chimneys and Keep Fire in Its Place Fireplace season is here. Before you break out the hot cocoa and start a fire, call English Sweep to have your chimney swept. We keep fire in its place and fix leaky chimneys, guaranteed. English Sweep is home of Missouri’s Certified Master Chimney Sweep.

Photo by Patricia Hughes

For any issue about your fireplace or chimney, call English Sweep

636-225-3340

We can take care of all your chimney needs. Brick work, flashing, gas logs and liners. Start creating your warm fireplace memories. Proudly serving the area for over 40 years.

englishsweep.com

And If You Decide to Sell Your Classic Home . . . Distinguished older homes are much sought after in today’s market. I have specialized in selling upscale luxury and historic homes since 1986, and have extensive experience and resources available to help guide you through all facets of preparing your home for sale.

Joanne G. Iskiwitch,

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist 314-997-3464 office 314-495-4220 cell/text joanneiskiwitch@gmail.com

If you are thinking about moving, it’s good to start preparing your home for the market as early as possible. I would be glad to work with you from start to SOLD!


Welcome Your Guests with an Elegant Hand-Crafted Entry Door Old World craftsmanship, using the finest woods and hardware, provides a distinctive entry door that will complement your home. The Scobis Company custom builds one door at a time to produce a look that is unmistakably original and sure to stand the test of time. With an understanding of your needs and the architectural style of your home, we work with you to develop a design that fits. Next, the wood species is selected. There are numerous choices from domestic to exotics. We ensure grain continuity to achieve the quality hand-crafted look that defines a Scobis Company door. Custom wrought iron and glass options are available. Our company is locally owned and operated, in business since 2001. We take pride in offering a quality product with the integrity to back it up. To discuss your project, please call or email us at any time.

636-229-9228

mike@scobiscompany.com


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21 WAYS TO ADD N E W L I F E TO A N

OLDER HOME

THE HANDBOOK FOR C L A S S I C

H O M E S

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The Handbook for Classic Homes  

21 Ways to Add New Life to an Older Home from County Living Magazine in St. Louis, Missouri

The Handbook for Classic Homes  

21 Ways to Add New Life to an Older Home from County Living Magazine in St. Louis, Missouri