Old Houses: 1900-1945 (582)

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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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1900 - 1906 California Bungalow

Hello everyone! This is my first post here, so hello and it's nice to meet you! We recently purchased our first home, a California Bungalo…

Started by Kristopher

0 on Thursday

Marquetry Flooring

I just learned something about our home...  Throughout our main floor, we have dark oak floors.  In one of the main rooms however, the wood…

Started by RAH

5 on Thursday
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Please help, what kind of house do I have??

Thanks in advance for any input you all can give me. My house was built around 1927 but for me, I dont see what type of home it falls into.…

Started by Julia

2 on Wednesday
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Input on old kitchen cupoard

 I would like some opinions on whether this old cupboard is worth fixing up and building a kitchen remodel around it, or should we just tea…

Started by Karen J Lobbregt

7 May 9
Reply by Dana Dickson


I've read a lot of the discussion regarding shellac and perhaps someone has already discussed this but time is short. The woodwork in my ho…

Started by Erin Braico

4 Apr 20
Reply by Ken klemmer

Sticky layers under paint on baseboards and door surrounds won't come off

Hello, we recently purchased a 1927 Tudor. The baseboards and door surrounds in the dining room are painted white. We started to strip them…

Started by Melanie Speer

0 Apr 19

attic to closet

Looking for ideas, matters to be concerned about, in turning this uninsulated "attic" space into a large shared closet for the two adjoinin…

Started by Linda Marie Prescott

3 Apr 18
Reply by Ken klemmer

Mysterious Wallpaper Backing. Is it asbestos?

  Hello everyone.  I'd like to ask everybody out there a question.  We are remodeling our 1905 Arts & Crafts home.  After removing the…

Started by Madeline Williams-Zoller

4 Apr 4
Reply by Madeline Williams-Zoller

Architecture style of my 1920 built house?

Started by Jami Smith

5 Mar 26
Reply by Jami Smith

Asbestos Concern

Hello,   I have a 1932 Tudor in metro Detroit. It's our first home and, unfortunately, I didn't know anything about asbestos until recently…

Started by Catie

2 Mar 20
Reply by Lair Tienter


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