How To Advice
Expert advice from old house enthusiasts and contractors will help guide you through your most difficult projects. Check out our two new columns covering your "how-to" needs and answering all your old house questions.
- Buying Guides
- Cleaning, Safety and Pest Control
- Budgeting and Hiring a Contractor
- Furniture Refinishing
- Home Inspection
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
- Lighting & Electrical
- Moulding, Paneling and Woodwork
- New Old House
Get the best historic home inspection
Historic homes often need more attention than newer homes, and this is especially true when it comes to… More
2 homeowner horror stories for happy hour
Here are two tales of trouble: one about a homeowner who did nothing as his house crumbled around… More
4 ticking timebombs of poor home workmanship
When you are shopping for an old house, be especially careful to inspect previous owners' home improvements. Sloppy… More
- Old plumbing usually means problems
5 ways to detect old roof failure
You don't want to buy the old house of your dreams only to have the inspector find roof… More
4 choices for old house roofs
If your roof won't survive another winter, here's a quick guide to four popular roofing choices for older… More
Small kitchen designs work when flexibility is designed in. This great example also incorporates Green features.
Reclaimed wood is a great combination of beauty and eco-friendliness. We feature a unique staircase fashioned from reclaimed timbers.
Installing insulation is simplest and most effective Green Renovation you can do. Here's some facts on insulation and old homes.