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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-houses CloseClose. Ever wonder why you like old houses? Maybe there's a certain room [...]
Hardiboard siding is NOT a replacement for cedar wood siding. Hardiboard siding is an ALTERNATIVE siding to cedar wood siding as are vinyl and aluminum sidings. Everyone hates or at least should hate the cheap ugly look of vinyl siding so hardiboard siding is a much better option. Although homes you have seen with hardiboard [...]
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. [...]
Removing vinyl siding is one of the best things one can do to a house. As much as a homeowner may want good curb appeal, their house will never have the appeal of homes of those who understand and appreciate good curb appeal . Unfortunately there are many people who just don't know any better [...]