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Emma Lawson commented on Anny's blog post Kitchen Remodelling – Are you doing it properly?
"Don't forget about smoke alarm installation. We had our trusted Brisbane electrician do the work for us along with some additional wiring for all the appliances."
May 28
Emma Lawson commented on Emma Miah's blog post Reduce Your Energy Bills - 4 Creative Ways to Save Energy
"For some of these listed options would wholeheartedly recommend professional electrical services as they can be dangerous if performed by inexperienced home owners. Otherwise great ideas and tips! Thanks!"
Apr 23
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Add a Vintage Home Theatre to Match Your Vintage Home

If you’re looking for a great movie-watching experience or you simply want a place where you can entertain after your dinner party, introducing a home theatre to your home is always a great idea. Still, what to do if you own a vintage home and you don’t want to turn it into a space shuttle? Luckily, there are things you can do to design your home theatre to match your vintage home and fit into the space perfectly. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at 4 ways you can make your new home…See More
Feb 28
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Old House Renovation - Common Electrical Issues

There are not many things in life more beautiful than an old house full of life and history. However, old homes usually require quite a few renovations that can uncover a lot of worrisome problems, the biggest being damaged and outdated electrical wiring. Outdated and faulty wiring can cause serious damage to your home, but more importantly, put you and your family in grave danger. So, if you’re planning to renovate your old house, here are some common electrical issues you should keep your eye…See More
Feb 11
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Jan 14
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Plumbing Issues Old Australian Houses Are Likely to Have

For many homebuyers, there’s a special appeal in buying an older home. These homes are full of character and charm of the old times that modern designs can’t offer. They often boast of features like solid plaster walls and crown mouldings, old architectural windows and arches, beautiful staircases and high ceilings. On the other hand, they also require substantial renovations and remodelling that is challenging and time-consuming, as well as expensive.Homes age differently and slowly, and…See More
Jan 9
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5 Common Electrical Issues Found in Older Homes

You love living in your old house, but sometimes it can be challenging, right? Older homes can have plenty of character and a particular charm, but they carry with them a range of problems when it comes to repairs and maintenance. Electrical installations can be particularly problematic, complicating your life at inopportune moments. In fact, old electrical installations can cause malfunctions which can sometimes be downright dangerous. So, what are the most common electrical issues that plague…See More
Dec 5, 2017
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Vintage House Renovation Essentials

People often ask if there is a difference between restoring a modern house and a period house. The answer is both yes and no. If you are doing it room by room, then the procedure is pretty much the same, while if you are renovating the whole place at once, the order in which you do it might be different. This is one way to do it.Having a visionAs the first step, go…See More
Oct 6, 2017
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Sep 12, 2017
Emma Lawson posted a blog post

Top 4 Tricks to Restoring a Vintage House

One funny thing about adjectives is that their connotation usually gets determined by the noun they stand next to. For instance, when you say a vintage cupboard, people create a mental image of a luxurious Victorian furniture piece. On the other hand, a vintage house is most likely a euphemism for a ruinous property on the outskirts. Still, where some may see a problem others see an opportunity. This being said, there is a fortune to be made by renovating a vintage house and then selling it.…See More
Aug 12, 2017
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Best Way to Waterproof a Vintage House Basement

Whether you’ve just bought a lovely vintage house or you want to add more usable space to your home, waterproofing your basement is an important home improvement project. If your basement is always damp with a musty smell, not only are you deprived of a perfectly usable space, but you’re also at risk from fungi and mould. In addition, frequent leaks may cause more serious damages and even house floods, which can cost you a fortune to repair. Therefore, by waterproofing your home, you’ll ensure…See More
Aug 8, 2017
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Give Your Vintage Home a Facelift

Buying and living in a vintage house often requires a little elbow grease here and there to truly make it shine. Details such as fireplaces, woodwork and wide floorboards tend to be unspoiled by any renovation work, which makes the exciting opportunity of returning your old home to its former glory that easier. However, restoration of vintage homes is by no means an easy task and often requires special care when dealing with and restoring old structures. That said, let’s go over some of the…See More
Jun 28, 2017
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Risks and Rewards of DIY Vintage Home Repairs

Even though you might consider yourself an experienced do-it-yourself handyman, sometimes you’re not sure whether to take a project into your hands or hire a professional. When faced with such a dilemma there are a few things to consider. Take a look.Are you skilled enough?Sometimes, it takes years to learn how to properly use…See More
Jun 27, 2017
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5 Ways to Make Your Old House as Energy-Efficient as a New One

If you live in a house that’s more than fifty years old, you’re probably used to paying higher utility bills. Today’s architects and contractors take into consideration the energy efficiency and consumers value it as one of the best features a home can have. It wasn’t always like that. Not because the energy was more abundant thirty or forty years ago, but because the construction industry couldn’t seal off the outside influences with the same efficiency as they do it today.So, there’s no…See More
May 12, 2017
Emma Lawson posted a blog post

Most Common Old House Plumbing Issues

Old houses have their charm, but they actually can cause many problems. Besides the possibility of mold and mildew development, outdated materials used for building or termite infestation, older houses have some common problems when it comes to plumbing. These can cause many other troubles since a busted pipe can flood your home and cause mold and ruin walls and floors. That’s why it is good to know the most common plumbing issues so you would know what to pay attention to in your old house or…See More
Apr 26, 2017
Lair Tienter commented on Emma Lawson's blog post 4 Most Common Old House Renovations
"There is a piece of my life I won't get back. Reading your blogs always ends up being a waste of time.  Maybe if you want to blog you should write about something you know about.  Try maybe living in a new house and caring for two…"
Apr 10, 2017

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Tell us about yourself:
Emma is stay at home mum to two boys,decorating junkie and forever in love with vintage style.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
It's always an extraordinary experience to visit some of the old castles and houses built by our grandparents. We can learn a lot about the use of the space and materials.

Emma Lawson's Blog

Add a Vintage Home Theatre to Match Your Vintage Home

If you’re looking for a great movie-watching experience or you simply want a place where you can entertain after your dinner party, introducing a home theatre to your home is always a great idea. Still, what to do if you own a vintage home and you don’t want to turn it into a space shuttle? Luckily, there are things you can do to design your home theatre to match your vintage home and fit into the space perfectly. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at…

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Posted on February 28, 2018 at 4:19am

Old House Renovation - Common Electrical Issues

There are not many things in life more beautiful than an old house full of life and history. However, old homes usually require quite a few renovations that can uncover a lot of worrisome problems, the biggest being damaged and outdated electrical wiring. Outdated and faulty wiring can cause serious damage to your home, but more importantly, put you and your family in grave danger. So, if you’re planning to renovate your old house, here are some common…

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Posted on February 11, 2018 at 7:04am

Cleaning a Vintage House - 5 Considerations

As simple as it may sound, cleaning a house is never an easy task to undertake, but when we’re talking about a real vintage house full of antique furniture, the task only seems to be even more complicated than you anticipated. You might be afraid that you could damage something and reduce the value of your home, or you simply might not be familiar with a particular way to clean an old residence. No matter what the reason may be, we have a list of useful tips…

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Posted on January 14, 2018 at 8:03am

Old House Plumbing: Catastrophes and How to Avoid Them

Being a renaissance man, a jack of all trades is a notion that is indeed hard to top. Just the idea of being able to do everything on your own is not only money saving, but also quite satisfactory. Speaking of this, taking care of your pipes and plumbing in general is one of the most obvious topics there are. Still, here things are not as simple as they may seem. There are many catastrophes in making that are just patiently waiting to be unleashed. In order to…

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Posted on January 13, 2018 at 1:07pm

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