While a one-hundred-year-old farmhouse may be unique— and even inspiring— a one-
hundred-year-old kitchen is not. Winklemann Design & Construction aims to fuse much needed modern conveniences into historical structures without losing character or charm. Whenever possible, we approach each renovation with the goal of salvaging materials unique to the structure or home and replicating new materials with the same look as the original.
You may have even toured the grounds of one of our most ambitious renovations to date at the Conrad Botzmum Farmstead in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This particular
renovation included both the surrounding landscape, farmhouse, and several barns. The farmhouse, originally built in 1906, was in such a state of disrepair that our company tore the house down to the studs and concrete block. Salvaging ninety percent of the original wood floors, uncovering a hidden staircase, and reusing one hundred percent of the concrete block foundation, we restored the house back to it its former glory.
The renovation process may seem more intimidating and involved than a typical home or office alteration, but at Winklemann Design & Construction, we walk you through a step-by-step process, eliminating stress and surprises.
Phase 1: Consultation
The first step to renovating your space involves an in-depth, free consultation with both
our architect and builder. We visit the grounds, evaluating the space itself and its future function.
We ask you a series of questions to survey your personal goals, desires, and everyday needs to assist in creating a well-rounded design for the structure. And we begin the early stages of financial planning, budget management, and construction schedules.
Phase 2: Design
Once we understand your concept and ideas for the space, we roll out a design that
together we will fine-tune based on your vision. We show you possible solutions for the spaces functionality and how to make the most of your budget.
Phase 3: Cost Evaluations
Evaluating potential costs based on the renovation’s design is the lengthiest phase of
the project. We work to gather an estimated cost for the materials and labor for the entire project— to which you give your final approval.
Phase 4: Logistics
Each project is unique. We work with you to create a time frame for the construction
process, showing you what will happen and when. Because each renovation offers its own challenges, we discuss potential obstacles, solutions, and how the latter will affect the overall process.
Phase 5: Construction
We manage each aspect of the renovation process, from hiring contractors to teaching
you how a new product works. We take care of the details so that you can relax and watch your come to life.