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 »

Hi, I have a home that use to be occupied by an older woman who was unable to get up the stairs. Therefore, a perfectly good fiberglass shower was put…
I have a house that was custom built in 1970 that needs updating and repairs. I am searching for the original architectural plans. Any suggestions on…
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