I receive many inquiries about historic porch lighting mostly for Victorian and Foursquare homes. While there is some good information on historic interior lighting, exterior porch lighting is very limited. Porch lighting is very important because, while the windows are the eyes of the house, the front entrance is the heart of the house. When [...]
I really hate writing negative articles like this. I was contacted by several people in town that a historic house was in danger and being vandalized by a new homeowner. In a way it's funny that so many people were saddened by what this homeowner did and came to tell me as if I could [...]
People in the Historic Restoration Businesses The following businesses are specialists in the field of historic restoration. With any business especially with those dealing with historic buildings - Let the Buyer Beware. Someone who loves working on old houses does not mean they know what they are doing. You really need to have some knowledge [...]
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.
Walkway lighting seems to be the rage for the average house these days. Did you ever wonder why you see walkway lighting on an average house and not on a more well-to-do house? Homeowners of more substantial homes use landscape lighting to highlight some of their landscaping and the house - never the walkway. Using [...]