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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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The Counter Dilemma

So, I am at the point of my restoration where some big kitchen decisions are required.  My 1903 Old English/Craftsman needs a countertop de…

Started by I love old houses!

11 Jul 23
Reply by James Olson

Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum

Been awhile since I sought advice from the forums.  Getting ready to camouflage this ugly aluminum flashing with some patinaed copper.  I h…

Started by Jill Perkins

17 Jul 17
Reply by Jill Perkins

1904 covered porch

We are planning on moving to Beloit WI and while searching Zillow I saw a house in desperate need of somebody who cares.  Advertised as han…

Started by Tanya

0 Jul 17

Gutter decisions

My 1924 craftsman cottage does not currently have gutters. When I moved in there were half round probably close to original gutters on the…

Started by Michael Costello

0 Jul 16

What style is this house?

Hello!  My husband and I recently purchased this house - and we are wondering what style it is? It was built in 1920 and is rusticated conc…

Started by heather gray

2 Jul 15
Reply by James Olson

Can I still find historic looking linoleum?

I have had no luck with online searches.  I need it for a rather small area (laundry room) in the basement. Thank you!

Started by I love old houses!

1 Jul 9
Reply by Jonna Connelly

old photos of 4th of july decorations

Taking a quick break from scraping paint and wallpaper, and some of the other rougher jobs around an old house to ask you all if you have o…

Started by StoneHouseGuy

1 Jun 6
Reply by KenK

Turning a new page-- our 1904 colonial...

Hi everyone! I'm new to old houses, so pardon in advance for the millions of questions I'm sure to ask in the future. I have recently dec…

Started by Rosie Campos

5 May 24
Reply by James Olson

old plumbing fixtures

does anyone have experience with using old bathtub handles with modern valves? I have 3 American Standard cross handles, (hot, cold,and tub…

Started by lauri lombardi

11 May 23
Reply by lauri lombardi

More Help With Side Shingles

Hello all, I'm starting to get to the point on the house where I will start stripping the shingles. The below picture shows some of what I…

Started by Jim Quinn

4 May 18
Reply by Phil


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