In this Dec. 2, 2017 photo, a woman walks inside a home that’s been restored with reclaimed materials.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke) In this Jan. 15, 2018 photo, an old house is seen under a canopy of reclaimed materials at a local antique store in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks.
(Matt R. Rourke/AP) The U.S. is a nation that’s seen a dramatic resurgence in the home as a focal point for leisure and cultural events.
There are more than 100 million homes that are either under renovation or at least in the process of being remodeled.
But as a new generation moves into the workforce and home ownership starts to rise again, many are asking: How can we get rid of old, dilapidated houses?
This month, a team of designers from the Los Angles Design Foundation will unveil a series of projects to try to bring a little bit of the past back to the home.
In this Feb. 10, 2018, photo, homeowners in the San Diego area walk past a building that has been turned into a home.
Spencer Green/Associated Press) The nonprofit design group has designed more than 200 home restoration projects across the country, including projects in cities like San Diego, Denver, Denver’s suburbs and Long Beach, California.
The groups work to restore older homes in homes, apartments, townhomes, condos and other types of properties that have become popular for holiday and special occasions.
“There are many people who will say that a house that they’ve owned for a while is their favorite place in the house,” said Steve Lavin, president of the Los Angeles Design Group, who has worked on projects with the nonprofit for nearly a decade.
A home restoration in the Hollywood neighborhood of Malibu, California, on Feb. 19, 2018. “
We are very proud of the work we have done in Los Angeles, but we have a long way to go.”
A home restoration in the Hollywood neighborhood of Malibu, California, on Feb. 19, 2018.
(Joe Burbank/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) In an interview with the Los Angels Times last year, Lavin noted that some of his projects have involved restoration to historic standards.
He also said that the group is working on projects to restore homes that have been damaged in fires and other incidents.
“In many ways, our goal is to preserve and protect historic homes as a way of preserving that heritage for generations to come,” Lavin said.
“That includes historic structures, such as mansions and townhoms.”
The Los Angeles Times’ Jeff Hetherington reported that one of the projects is to restore a house in the area of Malia and Angeleno.
The story was shared by The Los Anges Design Foundation on their website, which has been used to promote the group’s work in other cities.
The Los Angelees Design Group’s work includes a project to restore an old barn that was damaged in a fire in Long Beach.
“What we’ve learned in our work with Malia, Angeleno and other historic neighborhoods across the Los Padres is that our ability to turn our old homes into something special and a place for people to come to relax, celebrate, celebrate the culture of the community, and get a good night’s sleep is very much in jeopardy,” said Lavin.
The group is currently looking to expand its efforts in Los Angels.
In an email, Laguens said that “the new projects and opportunities presented by the Los Ages are only just starting to show.”
In an Oct. 23, 2017, photo a home restoration project is shown in San Diego.
(John Locher/AP photo)