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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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Design Dilemma for Two Outdoor Adornments

We have a design dilemma. We recently removed all the bushes/shrubbery from our front yard, and we are looking for two outdoor adornments,…

Started by Cal Hillesland

9 on Tuesday
Reply by Cal Hillesland

Removing drywall from plaster ceiling?

Hello,  I am restoring the plaster in our 1906 Colonial Revival.  The walls are easy enough.  I’ve been using Plaster Magic to repair crac…

Started by Terri

4 on Tuesday
Reply by Lair Tienter

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

1 Aug 21
Reply by Tanya

Intro, new homeowner

I just wanted to say hello, my wife and I just bought an old house in Bucks County PA this past week. The house was built in 1928 and like…

Started by John

6 Aug 11
Reply by CatwomanofV

Removing paint?

I need to remove paint from two brick columns on my historic house.  Suggestions for how to safely do that without too much damage to the b…

Started by I love old houses!

2 Aug 3
Reply by A Better Painter

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

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


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