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Welcome to our April newsletter.

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

Remember you can help save the character of other old homes by referring our website to friends, neighbors and your local historical society. Education is the best way to save history and to keep your neighborhood looking good! Follow us and do it right!

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Ken, Dan & Lucypooh
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Death of a Cottage - a must read

small cottage house
The cottage. A Bungalow, a Cape Cod, just any modest cosy dwelling in a traditional design. After house shopping for a long time you finally find the house of your dreams. It's the cutest cottage you have ever seen. Just like something out of a story book. At one time there were many cottages like this. But what happened to them? …

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Video - Modernism Destroys European Cities


Before & After Renderings

1890's Victorian in New Hampshire.
The shutters are fake but will be replaced with real shutters. The porch will also be opened up.

Happy Earth Day


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Previous Blog Articles.

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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Archive of Past Newsletters

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How We Can Help You and Your House

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Ken & Dan & Lucypooh
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