November 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Tips for buying a house in the countryside

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.

 

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Added by Savannah Wardle on November 3, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

Hot Water, Cool Savings

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.

Panels for solar water heaters usually have a smaller footprint than those for overall heating.…

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Added by Emily O'Brien on November 2, 2016 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Quick Energy Fixes

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.

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Added by Emily O'Brien on November 2, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Romancing a Twenties Home

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…

The 1928 Spanish Revival home was remarkably intact, with its original red tiled roof, balconies, tower, and arched casement windows.
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Added by Emily O'Brien on November 2, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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