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 »

I have a 1941 Colonial with 36 of these original windows. All in all they are in good shape but need some minor repair. I would also like to remove the…
We have found an old, VERY old, porch floor under interior tile that we've removed and plan to cover with a plywood floor. As expected in an old porch…