Now that you have identified the significant architectural elements of your building and done a thorough investigation, it is time to start planning your restoration. How do you choose an approach to rehabilitate your building that preserves the character and maintains the significant architectural qualities? What treatment should you choose that meets historic preservation standards? What's the proper way to retain and restore wood window sash? What's the accepted method to remove paint? In this section you will find information and technical recommendations to help you with your rehabilitation project including:
*Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
*Information and Guidance from the National Park Service's Heritage Preservation Services and Technical Preservation Services
*General Services Administration
*Other Online Resources
*John Leeke's Historic Homeworks(tm)
Please make your selection from the navigation to the left. We suggest you also read the related files below to review common mistakes and errors made during restoration before you start planning your renovation project.