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Greek Revival Kitchen

I have an 1847 half a double in a small PA town. My kitchen was originally separate from the main house but was connected via a new dining…

Started by JanLatest Reply

Bathroom with Wrap-Around Drawer Vanity

This was a fun creative piece of work I did this past summer. Hope it is interesting: All the best, Basswood http://basswoodcarpentry.c

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in-roof gutters

I'm about to get the roof replaced on my 1894 Victorian. Due to the crown moulding on all the fascia, the gutters are actually placed into…

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Floor joists sagging in historic home

Our family recently moved into the John Garst farmhouse in Ashland County, Ohio.  This home was built in 1864 and is listed on the National…

Started by Keith Cornelius

1 8 hours ago
Reply by Lair Tienter

Looking for a chandelier

Hello. New to the forum. We just bought this house and are looking for a chandelier to keep continuity. I have attach…

Started by mike adelmann

5 8 hours ago
Reply by Phil

Finally living in our old house!

We are refinishing our painted hardwood floors to natural. Renovated the kitchen, getting ready to redo the bathroom. Pictures will be up s…

Started by Margie Gnau

1 8 hours ago
Reply by Phil

Converting from electric baseboard heat back to radiators

So many of the houses for sale that we look at have baseboard heat.  I lived with this system for much of my life, and I will never, ever g…

Started by Tiffaney Jewel

0 13 hours ago

Oil to Gas Heat

Hi this is my first post.  I have a two family house built in 1923.  I have oil steam heat using the cast iron radiators.  I am in process…

Started by Diamond Dixon

0 16 hours ago

What style of house is this/ whats wrong here?

Hello everyone. This is the late 1800's farm house we just bought. I'm thinking it is a foursquare but some features don't add up. Hoping f…

Started by Kim G

1 21 hours ago
Reply by caseypratt


We recently purchased a stone/log home built in 1783.  A portion of the house has been restored. We are remodeling the kitchen - taking dow…

Started by cynthia biner

8 yesterday
Reply by robert eberwein

old cistern question

I have a problem  (of course!). My kitchen drain pipe goes into the basement, where it empties into a tile which leads outside to the ciste…

Started by Shelley Reimer

1 yesterday
Reply by Mal & Greg

Pre-1900 home with some sections of unfinished flooring - need opinions

Hello, My husband and I are in the process of buying a pre-1900 home. It has been very well maintained and is very lovely... we feel like t…

Started by Rkat

15 on Wednesday
Reply by Phil

Introduction and Some Help

Hello, I am new to the site and am hoping some one can help me with a question about my house. I have a ~1915 Victorian house in upstate N…

Started by Jim Quinn

12 on Monday
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