Are you renovating, restoring or decorating an historic home?
You are in luck because the Historic Home Show is just a few weeks away: January 28 and 29 at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Added by Emily O'Brien on January 6, 2017 at 3:10pm —
Are you planning to renovate your bathroom? If you are, you have found the right article to help you make all the right decisions, since this task is quite demanding and many factors have to be carefully considered. So, here is a list of practical tips, which you should think about and try to follow before you embark on your renovation adventure.…
Added by Emma Lawson on December 29, 2016 at 4:06am —
Although it comes with its fair share of risks, having your own business has many benefits. You’re your own boss, which means that you can do it your way and at your own pace. Starting a landscaping service requires a reasonable amount of investment that you can easily fund on your own, especially if you already possess the necessary skills. However, there are several business aspects that you need to consider prior to venturing into something new.… Continue
Added by Emma Lawson on December 28, 2016 at 7:13am —
Some people aren’t into that which is trendy, new and chic; there are those who prefer the vintage feel to their houses. If you consider yourself a part of this group of people, you should make sure that you never underestimate the vintage – it might seem easy to achieve, but a proper amount of dedication and planning is very much required. Here are a couple of tips on maintaining that vintage feel in your brand new ancient home.…
Added by Emma Lawson on December 19, 2016 at 5:05pm —
Owning and restoring a vintage home is always fun. No matter if you are living in a home that has been passed down from one generation to the next or you have just bought a vintage home, this is a project you are never going to regret taking on. Still, just like with any other home, there are many things that can go wrong and give you hard time. Plumbing issues sure are one of them. For this reason, we have come up with most common issues with vintage homes. Make sure you check them all out… Continue
Added by Emma Lawson on December 18, 2016 at 11:28am —
Before you start demolishing the room, have a master plan—and decide where you will save or splurge.
By Patricia Poore
A few good decisions, made early, just might buy you that art… Continue
Added by Emily O'Brien on December 15, 2016 at 2:31pm —
“Not long after we moved into our 1791 stone farmhouse, we realized we were not alone. A steady hum was coming from deep within our velvet-green living-room walls. Turned out, bees were living in there—thousands of them! We’ve managed to coexist for years. But now they’ve… Continue
Added by Emily O'Brien on December 15, 2016 at 2:00pm —
Being a proud owner of a well maintained old house, is both costly and rewarding. In order to keep the original aspects, you need to put aside funds for each and every room as well as the outside appearance. One of the most difficult rooms to remodel is the bathroom, at times it’s hard… Continue
Added by Emma Lawson on December 9, 2016 at 4:49am —
When purchasing a heritage house, things are a little different than if you were buying a new build. It’s advisable that you have your potential buy looked over by an expert, but you can keep an eye out for some things to. Here are the key things to check before you sign for a heritage house.…
Added by James Pointon on November 29, 2016 at 10:13am —
If you’re tired of the rat race, then getting out to the countryside could be the ideal antidote. Classic old homes which are in need of a bit of love are in great abundance, and their beautiful settings only increase their charm. If you fancy an escape to the country, even just for a little while as you renovate a property, try these tips to get the best buy at the best price.
See the… Continue
Added by Savannah Wardle on November 3, 2016 at 10:38am —
Almost every type of water heater now offers improved efficiency—even that dinosaur, the storage-tank heater.
By Mary Ellen Polson
Panels for solar water heaters usually have a smaller footprint than those for overall heating.… Continue
Added by Emily O'Brien on November 2, 2016 at 12:07pm —
Thick walls, deep eaves, and high ceilings are all reasons why old houses feel cooler in hot weather and warmer in winter than more recent buildings do. Even so, many old houses lack insulation and central HVAC systems, making it hard to retrofit them with the latest in technological advances.
By Mary Ellen Polson…
Added by Emily O'Brien on November 2, 2016 at 12:02pm —
In California, a 1928 red-tile and stucco house with a Hispano–Deco interior gets a period-perfect kitchen with inspired details.
By Brian D. Coleman | Photos by William Wright…
Added by Emily O'Brien on November 2, 2016 at 12:00pm —
No matter how often do you clean your home, the furniture should be sanitised on regular basis. To maintain your furniture clean is not a thing which should be neglected. By doing this you will not only have the comfort of cosy furniture and it… Continue
Added by Chelsea Mills on October 27, 2016 at 7:30am —
With the changing of the seasons many people undertake a big cleaning in their homes. This include windows, dusting, vacuum cleaning, washing of the curtains and, of course, washing of the carpets. The last one may seem to many of you like an impossible task to perform by ourselves. If this is… Continue
Added by Olivia Sykes on October 21, 2016 at 5:51am —
To clean your home doesn't always mean to full one bag of detergents, full of chemical, from the shop. The secret is hiding in your pantry. Open it and see how many things you keep there, which you can use it to make your own detergent, entirely based on non-toxic ingredients. It is not only healthier, but… Continue
Added by Demi Giles on October 19, 2016 at 2:32am —
Does anyone know the purpose of the large hole in my cellar? (see attached picture). The hole has a plastic cover. The house is 35 years old.
Added by Patricia Snyder on October 5, 2016 at 11:36am —
Originally posted at Greenhouse Kits Direct
Today, more and more people are jumping on the organic foods bandwagon. The Organic Trade Association showed that in 2014, the sales of organic food increased by 11.3% from just the previous year - and for good reason. It's no secret that our planet's health is at… Continue
Added by Jens Boettiger on September 30, 2016 at 6:00pm —
If you are looking to add some visual interest to your backyard, cover an unsightly fence or wall, or add some shade and extra beauty to your pergola, climbing plants are a fantastic solution. Typically when people think of climbing plants, they picture old, ivy-covered stone houses and stately university… Continue
Added by Jens Boettiger on September 30, 2016 at 5:30pm —
Originally posted at Wood Splitters Direct
Consumers – Best Burn Practices
seeing smoke come from your wood burning fireplace either inside or too much
outside, then you’ve probably done something wrong. This article posted on Epa.gov
will give you all the tips…
Added by Jens Boettiger on September 29, 2016 at 4:03pm —