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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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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 Garten

1 on Tuesday
Reply by KenK

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

2 on Monday
Reply by Justin Bares

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

7 Apr 27
Reply by Ken klemmer

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

0 Apr 24

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

Crazed Antique Cast Iron Enamel Sink - Use it?

Here is a photo of our ca 1908 sink which has been in the basement for who knows how many years.  We would like to use it in our kitchen re…

Started by Holly Ulrich

4 Apr 9
Reply by Phil

I've been reading too many old house Facebook posts

A friend sent me a link to an old house Facebook page. I read through some of the info and looked at photos of some amazing old houses, so…

Started by StoneHouseGuy

3 Apr 2
Reply by Amanda Stroud

1900 Foursquare Questions

Hello all! I am in the process of buying an American Foursquare (pic attached). At least I was told that's what the style is, but it does s…

Started by J. Frenchy

2 Mar 27
Reply by Phil

Reinforcing joists of sagging 2nd floor

Hi, I wonder how to insert sistering joists from the bottom (i.e. from 1st floor ceiling)? Since they have to rest on beams, their length o…

Started by Lazar R

4 Mar 24
Reply by caseypratt

composite floor tile

Thought I'd ask the experts here.  Does anyone know what this tile is?  I'm working on a house that has extensive amount of it on the first…

Started by Ken klemmer

3 Feb 17
Reply by Ken klemmer


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