Reclaiming the past: How to make old homes new — without sacrificing character


Richard and Petrina Delman wanted architectural salvage items to retain the charm and authenticity of their family’s Ontario home, which was built in the late 1880s. (Will Lester-SCNG-Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

“People who own old and historic homes are just like old car collectors,” he said. “We want them to look as much like the absolute originals as possible.”

Architectural salvage helps homeowners such as the Delmans recapture the beauty and authenticity of their original structures. For others, it can offer nostalgic reuse to replicate the comfort and feel of the old and not-so-ordinary.

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