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
Keeping your cool the old-fashioned way
Air-conditioning can drive up your electricity bills. Keeping your cool with these tried-and-true tricks can help lower your… More
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
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.