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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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Beloved by squirrels and grackels

   Before my eaves are completely wrapped in hardware cloth does anyone have any suggestions for squirrel and grackel proofing my box eave…

Started by Amanda Stroud

1 Jun 21
Reply by Franz

Hello, new to the group

I am closing on my first home in a couple of weeks. The house was built in 1925 and i am in love with it. I am excited to get started on th…

Started by Beth Miller

4 Jun 12
Reply by Randall Marder

New to the forum and new old home owner

Hi All! Glad to find a community of old home owners. Last weekend my wife and I bought our first home, a 1935 home (image attached). I'm…

Started by Will Eifert

4 Jun 12
Reply by Randall Marder

1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!

Hello, everyone! This is my first time posting here about my "new" house (I was here about 3-4 years ago when I owned an 1857 Victorian).  …

Started by Jayelle C

7 May 23
Reply by Jayelle C

Help Identifying this home style

Hello, I am new to this forum. Just buying a house built in the 1920's and curious if anyone has any ideas about what style this house cou…

Started by Mike

6 May 12
Reply by James Olson

What do I do with this kitchen?

I have added a picture of the kitchen of a home we are purchasing.  I love the brick flooring (original).  I want to keep the original kitc…

Started by LaDonna Dutton

6 May 12
Reply by Phil

Decor Advice for bathroom...

I need advice for a decor item for my small main floor bathroom. Right next to the doorway, there is a tiny wall and I'd really like to be…

Started by Cal Hillesland

1 May 11
Reply by James Olson

Floor Drain/ Sump pump

I recently moved in to an old old, dated 1902. There is an old cistern filled with dirt and an old tile around the house. I assume there's…

Started by Justin Bares

4 May 8
Reply by Randall Marder

Help! Need exterior paint ideas for my little historic home!

Would love some exterior paint ideas for our little cottage. I am at a loss, we live in a historic neighborhood, since this is such a tiny…

Started by KPetersen

12 May 8
Reply by Will H

Uneven basement floor

Hi,  Is uneven basement floor any indication of a structural problem? I saw a house where all floors are quite level except the basement fl…

Started by Lazar R

4 Apr 19
Reply by Lazar R

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