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Welcome to our February - March newsletter.

We're busy now with the rush for house painting in the warmer states. Don't wait till the last minute to choose your paint colors.

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Ken, Dan & Lucypooh
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Understanding Classic Moldings - Part 1

classic moldings
The use of classic moldings date back to ancient Greece and Rome. Classic moldings were designed to work with light. They were designed to create contrast and shadows to give definition and add interest. Over the years the profile of these moldings have become watered down and changed in shape to something they were never meant to be. What moldings …

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Understanding Classic Moldings - Part 2

classic molding trim
I have read many blog articles about how to improve a house with the use of molding. Adding a cornice with cove molding, embellishing window and door casings etc. are some examples. These blogs say to take different types of moldings and put them together to create a more ornate appearance. This all sounds great and at first glance it …

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Old House Guy in The New York Times.

"This Old House is a Chore"

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Before & After Renderings

victorian colors
victorian house painting
Color placement is more important that what color you choose. The before image has extremely bad color placement making it look unsightly.
unpainted shingle style victorian
shingle style victorian painted
Red was one of the most popular roof colors. Time to bring it back again on this 1890 Shingle Style home.

Rules for Proportion

Rules for Proportion. Architecture the right way and how to follow the guidelines. I've been studying this for some time and this article makes the most sense. Read on . .

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How and Why to Write a Good History of Your House

How and Why to Write a Good History of Your House
Wouldn’t you like to know who built your house, the names of all the owners throughout the years, their children, their occupation, when they planted that big tree in the backyard, why they put on that addition, what colors they painted the house, and why in God’s name did they ever paint that chestnut woodwork white!!!!! Life happens, and if …

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