Preserve Architectural Details When Remodeling

Architectural details enhance the appearance and value of homes. Preserve the following:
  • Original siding or siding type
  • Porches, porch posts and other porch detailing
  • Original window placement and window size
  • Original door and doorway surround
  • Original trim at corners and along rooflines
  • Other trim and detailing
What to Avoid
Aluminum and vinyl siding obscures original trim and detailing. Suggestions on what to avoid are not intended as a comment on taste but rather as an indication of styles inconsistent with preserving rural character. See Introduction for more information.