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Historic renovation and re-use are particularly delicate forms of architecture. They demand active research and a desire to understand a building's contribution yesterday as well as its potential contribution in the future.
The historic renovation of homes and buildings has become a very popular movement across North America. The National Trust for Historic Preservation (http://www.nationaltrust.org/) provides grants and guidance to organizations and individuals who are interested in renovating and/or preserving historical buildings.
For property owners looking to permanently protect their historic properties, one of the most effective legal tools available is the preservation easement a private legal interest conveyed by a property owner to a preservation organization or to a government entity. Read more about preservation easements here...
Some Simple Guidelines to Follow when Restoring or Renovating Your House: