Matt Grocoff
Green renovation expert for Old House Web

Old house, new energy: ditch your utility company.

by Matt Grocoff
Utility companies work on a centralized model, and for one hundred years have relied on legal monopolies to ensure that they make a profit. They build giant, central, and unhealthy power plants designed to.  More »
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Contributing editor for Old House Web

The little room upstairs

by William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Many homes from the late Victorian era have a small room upstairs. Find out the history behind these rooms.More »

Hey y’all, my wife and I just bought a farmhouse built in 1920 and we are really excited about it. In the bedroom beneath a bunch of pressboard (think…
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In my last house, I did it myself using 2 kits from Home Depot or Lowe's. As I remember it was about $100 for 2 kits. It's really not that hard if you…