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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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Name that House Style!

I'm stumped as to what architectural style my house most closely resembles. I've attached two pictures below. The pediment is kind of Greek…

Started by Tim Gibbons

0 13 hours ago

Finding Studs Behind Plaster

Hi all -- I am trying to hang an extensive Elfa shelving unit on a plaster-on-wood-lath wall in my 1920's NYC apartment. The shelf brackets…

Started by Allen Pierce

1 13 hours ago
Reply by Tim Gibbons

Green tinged siding

   After stripping my german siding I've noticed all the boards have a green tinged to them.  Is this remnants of the original paint color…

Started by Amanda Stroud

4 on Monday
Reply by Amanda Stroud

Do I need to add soundproofing layer under new hardwood flooring?

Hello everyone: We had major water damage and are working with our insurance company to replace the original hardwood flooring. I am insis…

Started by Gretchen Guard

3 on Monday
Reply by Lair Tienter

need cedar clapboard advice- uncommon dimension

I'm renovating the exterior of my 100+ year old house this summer. I took off all the aluminum siding and am in the process of sourcing out…

Started by joseph moore

6 Jul 26
Reply by Randall Marder

house wrap installation question- existing window casings

Hi. I can't find any information on this on the web. Everything on tyvek etc is for new construction. I already know how to install it and…

Started by joseph moore

1 Jul 26
Reply by Randall Marder

what kind of house did I buy?

It's in Austin, TX - supposedly built in 1907. I'm completely at sea with identifying styles, so any direction would help. thanks in advanc…

Started by matt desloge

5 Jul 21
Reply by Lois Groshong

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 Wylie

14 Jul 17
Reply by Amanda Stroud

How do I entice a Contractor--Follow Up

     Well I lucked up a ndfound a contractor for my "can of worms" kitchen window project.  Thank goodness for neighbor referrals!  And fo…

Started by Amanda Stroud

2 Jun 26
Reply by Amanda Stroud

Limestone House - original porch material

This house was built in 1905. The windows are obviously framed in with wood and there are some slate shakes on all sides but the primary…

Started by Josh F.

2 Jun 26
Reply by StoneHouseGuy

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