We just moved into a 98 year old Craftsman Bungalow (in the historic area of Oxnard, CA) and are very excited to have such a well-preserved historic home. With this however, my husband an I are looking for advice. We have furnishings that were purchased for a much newer home and we want to do some remodeling in the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. The living and dining rooms are gorgeous so all we want to do in these rooms is remove the carpet and restore the oak floors.
We think that a good first thing to do is to hire a designer to help us come up with a plan on how to proceed. Not having ever worked with designers before we have a few questions:
Outside of Houzz where do we find designers? Should we find someone who specializes in historic homes? Is it possible to hire a designer who will help to map out what may be a multi-year plan? What can we expect the cost to be for an initial consultation?
I am including some photos that I took the day before we moved in.
Thanks in advance for your help.