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 »

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I have a 1930 Colonial that I've never had a front door key for. We usually come in and out our basement near the garage. I've lived there 15 years and…
Folks at OHW: New to the forum. I am in the process of restoring American chestnut interior trim boards on a 1926 Colonial home. I have the boards stripped…
My winter stay in shape project - trenching beside my stone foundation inside house- but it is not sitting on wider footing stones so I am worried about…