If you grew up in the U.S., you probably went to some kind of museum in a historical home. Scattered across the country, they all smell like dust and memories and after the tour, you probably looked behind you for faces of long-gone children peeking through the windows. And maybe you noticed that the house looked the same as the last old home you toured. Most likely, it was an example of Colonial Revival architecture.
While touring an old Colonial home is a fun experience, living in one presents its challenges. There is the unspoken urge to protect the history that the walls hold while making the space livable for you and your family.
Learning about the history of the home can help you decide what is important to the integrity of a Colonial home and what you can change on a whim. Here is everything you need to know about Colonial homes.