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by 1919house
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: bat repellant?
Replies: 11
Views: 2602

Re: bat repellant?

I have heard that wind chimes work. We're going to pick up at least 2 sets. It may also drive the neighbors away -- hey, kill 2 birds with one stone! Ha!

Lora
by 1919house
Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bats!
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: Bats!

Last year when we had the house bat proofed, the bat guy sealed up 60% of the holes and left 40% covered with “escape netting” (my term, not his!) that allowed the bats to exit our house, but not return. Then 2-3 weeks later, he returned and sealed all of the holes. We were convinced that the ba...
by 1919house
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bats!
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Bats!

OK, so 'tis the season for the flying critters. UGH! We ended up with 2 last night. Here's the deal, both my husband and I CANNOT deal with them. Bats are fine outside, but not inside. After 3 in the house last year, we had our house "bat proofed" (to the tune of $1,200). Around January we did have ...
by 1919house
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Lighting - what's authentic?
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: Lighting - what's authentic?

I just have to say that we ordered 3 fixtures from Rejuvination and LOVE them. Very good quality and beautiful! We now receive their catalog at home and I love looking at the different fixtures. You can't go wrong with Rejuvination!
by 1919house
Mon May 12, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Value of our homes and the cost of heating oil...
Replies: 23
Views: 4440

Re: Value of our homes and the cost of heating oil...

Hey Diane! We actually have a gas boiler - so, we are already running on natural gas rather than oil. It is old, which is why we are considering going with a boiler with a pump. Our bills this winter were $600+ per month. (NOT on budget). We keep the temp at 55 degrees during the day and 65 when we ...
by 1919house
Fri May 09, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Value of our homes and the cost of heating oil...
Replies: 23
Views: 4440

Re: Value of our homes and the cost of heating oil...

I have worried about that, as well. We had an energy auditor perform an assessment of our home and there isn't a whole lot that we can do to lower our bills. We are putting more insulation in our attic and are considering replacing our old boiler. But, our house is large (3 stories, 6,000 square fee...
by 1919house
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Can I see your new kitchens?
Replies: 25
Views: 7919

Re: Can I see your new kitchens?

You know, that wallpaper is both old fashioned and cutting edge. Wallpaper is back, and so are a lot of traditional patterns, even in very modern interiors. I have to say, the wallpaper is CRYING OUT for a collection of jadeware in the glass cabinets. I KNOW!!!! I need help! We moved in a year ago ...
by 1919house
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Can I see your new kitchens?
Replies: 25
Views: 7919

Re: Can I see your new kitchens?

Here is our kitchen (not the best pictures). Our house is a 1919 craftsman. The PO did this kitchen, but I wouldn't change a thing! An Amish craftsman made the cabinets and table in the nook area. Don't mind my dog! http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/1919house/Kitchen1.jpg http://i215.photobuck...
by 1919house
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: OUr new slate floor
Replies: 21
Views: 5573

Re: OUr new slate floor

Beautiful floor -- I love it! Nice job. We had slate in our kitchen (in our last house). I loved it! But, I would suggest that you seal it. The PO did not seal and it was FILTHY when we moved in. I had a professional come in and power wash it 2 times and then seal. No problems! I didn't find it diff...
by 1919house
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help with light fixture for dining room (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Help with light fixture for dining room (pics)

Hello everyone! We are finally taking care of our dining room light fixture - whew! Could you help us choose a fixture? This is the room: http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/1919house/December2007SantaandHouse016.jpg http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/1919house/DiningRoom3.jpg We are trying...