Historic 1950s McKinney Home Exterior Renovation

This exterior/interior renovation in McKinney was completed on a historic 1950s home. The home had been vacant since 1991 after the original owner passed away and the property was extremely neglected. Even though the project was going to take a considerable amount of work, its unique design and placement on an oversized lot with mature trees made it well worth the effort.

The exterior of the home featured traditional wood siding where much of it had rotted and needed replacement. We replaced this siding and repainted the entire exterior. Eventually we are going to replace all siding with James Hardie, but that will be during the next phase of restoration.

Given the age of the home, the windows were very energy inefficient—not to mention many of them were no longer sealed due to the home being vacated for so long. We replaced all of the windows with high quality, energy efficient Simonton brand windows. This will greatly improve the air and heat efficiency. They also look a lot better. A great investment for anyone remodeling an older home!

Windows and doors kind of go hand in hand when it comes to renovating. Much like how older windows lose their seals, and are just inefficient due to outdated technology, door seals also decrease over time. This allows air to exit the house and will increase your electric bill over time. We ended up replacing the front door with a Mahogany one and also installed an Anderson back door.

Other renovations and additions included a full roof replacement, 6ft pre-stained Cedar privacy fence, and hefty foundation repair. We also trimmed the trees and did some minor landscaping to accent the home.

Next up… the interior!