Old Houses: 1900-1945 (591)

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Attic Floor insulation

Well it is that time of year... and I thought I should ask before I bought anything. Right now I have a very small amount of "rock wool" in…

Started by MartinLatest Reply

Insulating original windows

Hello! We are in the (long) process of restoring a 1930 bungalow that has 20-odd double-hung windows. My husband is repairing them himself,…

Started by Adrienne MLatest Reply

Color Selection Chart from 1920's

In items left by original owner we found this color selection chart. our home is a Gordon Van Tine catalog house but we feel that the color…

Started by Nick WylieLatest Reply

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Addition to our 1925 Foursquare home: Question on cabinets

Hello, we are adding a big addition onto the back of our red brick Foursquare house built in 1925. We are moving the small kitchen to the b…

Started by MD4square

1 Nov 19
Reply by Lair Tienter

Help with style

Hello,  I am looking for a bit of style guidance. We just bought a 1,400 sq ft Dutch Colonial built circa 1900. I am curious what was the…

Started by Elizabeth Howse

2 Nov 9
Reply by Elizabeth Howse

Guidance on original tile wainscot in shower

I recently bought a 1930s Spanish Revival house with original black and yellow tile wainscot. The walls are of original lath and plaster. I…

Started by Kim

5 Nov 6
Reply by Ken klemmer

Restoring Woodwork Question- fixing spots, removing old paint splotches, matching old stain

Hi Everyone, first time one home owner here. Our house was built in the early 1930s. We are currently in the process of restoring and reno…

Started by Justin Harrison

1 Nov 6
Reply by Ken klemmer

Ventless Gas Log Fireplaces

What are everyone's thoughts on ventless gas logs for a fireplace? I have no experiance with them and don't know if they're truly "ventless…

Started by Will H

14 Sep 30
Reply by Leon Korner

Can the contents of a moldy house be saved?

I would like input on what might be saved in a house where the owner died and the inheritors lived in it inconsistently.  The house is more…

Started by Marah Geo

10 Sep 23
Reply by Dana Dickson

Chimney in the garage?!?

We have a 1904 home with a detached garage that dates to at least 1919 if not earlier.  The garage had a chimney on the inside of the back…

Started by Jessika Aguilar

3 Sep 8
Reply by Dana Dickson

Load Bearing Beam and Brick Repair

Hi All, Before the season closes in we're trying to wrap up our porte cochere restoration project.  We still have a ways to go, and have ru…

Started by RAH

0 Sep 1

Bathroom questions

Putting thought into what my bathroom needs.  How complex would adding a drain in the tile floor under a claw foot tub be? And, if that is…

Started by SarahC

1 Aug 26
Reply by Lair Tienter

One window missing pulleys for window weights.

I am working on repairing and restringing the window weights on all the windows in my house that was built around 1910.  I have 7 windows i…

Started by Leigh Breitenstein

2 Aug 9
Reply by psychochix


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