What Type of Gutters Should I Use for a Historic Home? We all know or should know that gutters are a necessary feature on a house. Gutters divert water away from the house to prevent damage to your home and foundation. While many houses may not have originally had gutters, they are still recommended to [...]
Do you have a metal porch roof or asphalt? Is your porch roof the original design? You may have a very authentic vintage home but there is a good chance that your porch roof has been not only replaced but changed over the years. What looks original may not be. Some porch roofs were not [...]
Decorative concrete blocks were the rage in house building from about 1890's to the 1930's. These decorative concrete blocks came in an assortment of styles and sizes. They could be purchased from a local building supplier but most likely made right on the construction site. A concrete block machine could be ordered from the Sears [...]
Rules of Design - Your Answer to Everything The following is from "The Right Way to Use Trim in Old Houses" - Old House Journal Feb/Mar 2013, written by Brent Hull. Click here for full articleArchival Screenshot - retrieved on 04/19/18From: https://www.oldhouseonline.com/articles/the-right-way-to-use-trim-in-old-housesCloseClose. Ever wonder why you like old houses? Maybe there's a certain room from [...]
Almost 99 percent of window shutters on homes are wrong resulting in very bad curb appeal. See if your shutters are bad and learn what to do right to make your home look its best.