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
Featured Article:Coming soon: smart windows -- a high-tech, residential option
Lower prices for smart-glass technology may soon make state-of-the-art smart windows available for homeowners. Find out how you'll be able… 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
6 tips for carpet shopping
Confused about carpeting? These insider tips can prep you for successful shopping. More
Stay Cool: Air Conditioning Without the Financial and Environmental Concerns
You can be comfortable in warm weather without the guilt. Get tips for reducing energy consumption while enjoying… 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.
- After 1970
- Before 1800