Entry Before and After

Entry Before and After

We have worked on many projects in our old home.  They have included a new kitchen, mudroom, kid’s bedroom, master bath addition, and a new porch to name a few.  Every one of them has improved our old home and made it a better place to live.  I am occasionally asked by our clients if the addition or renovation we are asked to design will pay for itself when the house is sold.  I never can answer that question since I can’t know what the price of real estate will be when they sell their house.  What I can say is that I have lived in my old home for over 20 years and have enjoyed the additions we have made every day.  If I am lucky, I will live here another 20 years, and all of our renovations will have paid off big time.

Bedroom-Porch Addition

Bedroom-Porch Addition (My Old House)

I am often asked by realtors I know to give their customers advice regarding the potential of an old home, (as-well-as newer homes), and I always see possibilities.   It is understandable that a home buyer whose interests don’t typically include home renovation would need some inspiration.  To be honest, many times I am shocked at the before and after improvements that happen when we take on a project.  I can’t tell from my first visit to a home where the transformations will lead.  What I can say from experience is that the final product will surprise us all.

Kitchen, Family Room,Master Suite Addition

Kitchen, Family Room, Master Suite Addition

Sunroom Addition

Sunroom Addition

New Porch Addition

New Porch Addition

Old Home Renovation Including Glassed-in Porch and Dormers

Old Home Renovation Including Glassed-in Porch and Dormers

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Dining Room Addition

Dining Room Addition

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

 

By Published On: August 19th, 2018Categories: Miscellaneous2 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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  1. Laura Bryson August 22, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Having lived with our added space that Crisp Architects designed, I still can’t get over how much it changes your quality of life and feeling for your home.

  2. James Crisp August 24, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Thanks from all of us at Crisp Architects

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