We put the “craft” back into craftsmanship- making old houses new again through a strong vision, excellence in design, superior customer focus and professional execution.
We believe old houses are worth saving. The right way – with a strong eye for traditional design elements, a thoughtful layout, meticulous planning and uncompromising attention to detail.
With that spirit in mind – and an abundance of old houses in need of saving – we founded H & N Custom Homes in 2003. We have a particular affinity for Craftsman and Victorian-era styles and have since had the pleasure of renovating several houses in South Orange Village’s historic neighborhoods.
Our approach is part renovation, part restoration – a carefully planned amalgamation of two distinctly different worlds. Yet we carefully blend the best of both by preserving original architectural details where possible while adding space, function and utility where needed.
The result? An old house reborn. Revived. Reinvented. Once again enchanting and aesthetically captivating, yet entirely contemporary with all the amenities that matter. We are proud that our houses evoke the feeling of new construction without sacrificing the charm and characteristic details of each house’s architectural past.
At H & N Custom Homes, we specialize in high-end, full house renovations of historic properties.
We personally oversee every facet of these large-scope projects, which typically call upon the full breadth of skills of our carefully selected network of architects, craftsmen, and service professionals. But we also welcome smaller renovation projects such as additions, kitchens, bathrooms and decks, or custom carpentry. Below is a complete listing of the renovation services we offer:
• Full Renovation
• Kitchen Cabinets
• Custom Carpentry
If you are buying an older home that needs a new renovation OR if the current house you are living in needs work, H & N Custom Homes can help. We provide full turnkey services to handle the entire renovation process; From architectural planning and permitting, to construction and interior design, we have you covered for any whole house renovations.
Kitchen Design Services
Our in-house design staff works with you through every step of the process, allowing for complete transparency. We begin by incorporating your goals and gathering important information, like desired amenities, square footage, your budget, etc. We take into consideration your wants and needs, and from there, establish an overall framework for your kitchen design.
Is your current kitchen dated? H & N Custom Homes can work with you to give you the kitchen of your dreams. Incorporating your personal tastes, our designers can shape your new kitchen with modern amenities and the specific style that you are looking for. We can work within your budget whether you require an inexpensive but tasteful kitchen or you prefer a high-end custom result.
Do you need more space? Are you looking to expand your home? We can improve your home by adding a rear addition to create a master suite, kitchen, and/or living space expansion. If your house is a good candidate, a second story addition may be beneficial to add more bedrooms and living space.
Whether you need a full high-end master bathroom solution, or just want to add a new ½ bath to your home, we can deliver the right bathroom solution for you. Our designers can layout a bathroom to suit your needs and personal style.
We are perfectionists when it comes to our carpentry. H & N Custom Homes provides high-end quality craftsmanship for any custom carpentry need. The following are just some of the typical custom projects we work on: custom kitchen cabinets, fireplace mantels, decks, staircase newels/railing, custom interior trim work/moldings, bookcases, columns, custom built-in seating, storage nooks — and anything else you can come up with!
When renovating homes in South Orange Village’s well-known neighborhoods, we often take on the task of renovating old and antiquated kitchens. Since the majority of kitchens in historic homes were built without the modern definition of cabinetry, or the ample storage space many people seek in their kitchens today, we have taken great pride in when designing kitchens to include custom cabinetry.
A basement remodel can expand the usable square-footage of your home while simultaneously increasing the value of your home. H & N Custom Homes can finish or update your existing basement and increase your home’s overall worth.
Decks are a great way to expand the living and social space of your house. H & N Custom Homes can build you a standard modest deck or a custom style to meet your needs.
In addition to providing design and construction services, H & N Custom Homes can also help with the following:
• Before you purchase a house, H & N Custom Homes will work with you to shape the vision and possibilities of the house and then provide full turnkey renovation services to implement the plan once the house is purchased.
• H & N Custom Homes provides full architectural and structural engineering services in order to turn your vision into a reality.
• H & N Custom Homes ‘s designers help you with specific kitchen and bathroom layouts, and then help with selections on finishes (cabinetry, fixtures, lighting, tile, colors, etc).
• H & N Custom Homes will handle all permitting activities with the City and County for all projects.
• As an Earthcraft certified renovator, H & N Custom Homes can provide consultation and implementation of energy efficient recommendations.