I spent the better part of my day on Saturday fighting with my computer, experimenting with multiple browsers trying to get the IKEA Home Planner design tool to work for me without repeatedly crashing my computer. So I probably should have made note of which browser ended up working best in the end so I can access my design again, but obviously I don’t remember. First world problem for another day.
Corey, our contractor, is working on putting together a detailed estimate for us so he had an electrician over to the house this week to provide his estimate. The plumbing subcontractor was able to provide an estimate just based on knowing the proposed floor plan.
I still haven’t heard back from the tax credit people so I tried to do more research on my own. I discovered that we’re part of both a local historic district (Prince Hall Historic District), and a national historic district (East Raleigh – South Park Historic District.)
The national historic designation is what would make it possible for us to receive tax credits if our renovation plans meet their requirements.
If we make any changes to the exterior of the house (which we will), we need to apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Raleigh Historic Development Commission, the governing body for local historic districts.