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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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Joint compound on plaster walls

My husband is planning to use joint compound to patch our plaster walls.  I recall reading somewhere that this is not a good idea as they a…

Started by Erin Braico

14 on Tuesday
Reply by Sophia M

What "style" is my house?

I purchased this foreclosed house in my neighborhood last year. I have always thought of it as a foursquare, as far as layout, hip roof, an…


2 on Sunday
Reply by Lair Tienter

1926 Craftsman/ Cottage?

Hello, are they any architectural history buffs out there that can help me with some historical facts about the design of my home? I recent…

Started by James S

0 Aug 12

Linoleum rug

Can anyone help me? I have what I believe to be linoleum rugs. Does anyone have information on these??

Started by Jodi

0 Aug 3

1930s Pratt and Lambert Paints

Hey Everyone, I am new to the forum, and the question I have isn't necessarily about a house. Actually, it is about paint colors that I am…

Started by Austin

2 Jul 31
Reply by caseypratt

Help Identifying House Type - Exterior Color Ideas

My wife and I just bought a 1925 stucco house with a slate roof.  We're more than excited to start making it ours! :)  I'm trying to identi…

Started by John

3 Jul 28
Reply by Sally Grin

Help! What house style is this 1908 home?

Thanks in advance for any information in regards to this house style.  Recently acquired. It was build in 1908 located in rural farming are…

Started by kathleen d

2 Jul 26
Reply by kathleen d

What type of house is this?

Just bought an old house, I was told it was 'colonial revival'.  I have a picture of it from 1985 when it was put on the historic register…

Started by M Mccully

4 Jul 23
Reply by M Mccully

Help figuring out architectural style

Hello All, We are in the process of acquiring a very unique and peculiar home. The house in question was supposedly built in 1916 (though…

Started by Jeremy

8 Jul 16
Reply by caseypratt

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

8 Jul 14
Reply by StoneHouseGuy


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