Sweatman-Young, based on Bonney Lake, has more than 28 years of experience building custom homes, remodeling and additions, building outdoor living spaces and historic restorations.
Restoring old and historic homes to their original beauty is one of the Sweatman-Young team’s specialties. They are dedicated to doing the research, documenting the work and using the correct materials and techniques to ensure the historic home is restored and preserved properly.
Historic homes are revered as masterpieces; each detail methodically planned, carved and completed in painstaking fashion.
When updating or renovating a historic home, it’s important to keep the original touches and charming elements that make it one-of-a-kind, while adding modern amenities and present-day regulations and codes.
Before & After Historic Home Renovation by Sweatman-Young
Homeowners who choose to live in historic homes appreciate the distinctive allure and details the offer. But the homeowner must also be committed to the challenges that come with this dream, period house.
If you found your perfect historic home but don’t have an unlimited budget to restore it, stay committed to quality materials and work, so start with the most important (and smaller) projects first. Old-fashioned wiring, water, roof and heat take top priorities. After that, choose what’s most important to you – restoring (or replacing with appropriate materials) floors, updating the kitchen or bathroom.
Before you buy an historic home, do your research and educate yourself on the history of the home. You’ll appreciate the quirks and details more, but you’ll be armed with knowledge against any potential damage or hazards.
Tip: Old wood windows are the best exterior features of a historic home. One of the worst mistakes you can make when restoring an old home is replacing the “beaten down” windows with new ones that don’t match the vintage aesthetic. Talk to your contractor about saving your old wood windows or frames but carefully replacing any rot, and making them energy efficient by adding interior air panels or weather stripping.
Sweatman-Young is dedicated to providing top-quality craftsmanship and attention to every detail of home construction and remodeling, and testimonials from happy clients all over Pierce County reflect their satisfaction with our work.
Absolutely the best! My mid-century home needed major remodeling – window, floors, insulation, electrical, solar panels … They were awesome, making the remodeling process as seamless as possible. They actually saved us money with their advice. Their subs were superb, well coordinated and supervised. ~ Michelle, Tacoma WA
If you are in the market for an historic home or you have a project you need professional help with, contact Sweatman-Young.