If you are considering painting your home and would like to use our services , now is the time. Taking a photo of your house now for us to use is better for there are no leaves on the trees blocking the view. Start now before the spring rush!
Renewal by Anderson window replacements are the new improved-quality replacement window now offered by Anderson Windows. Anderson is a name that has been around for a long time and is respected by homeowners. Only a few years ago Anderson windows offered a vinyl replacement window that was sold as a good quality vinyl window and the answer to everyone’s energy …
A woman that refused to be bought by evil developers. It’s good to see money can’t control everyone. Unfortunately a sad ending. Read on.
If installing clapboard one way is good, 4 ways are probably better? What a mess! Also notice the double Victorian doors watching like large eyeballs. Don’t do this at home folks!
The Mayor’s Historic Preservation Award Winner
Awards are nice and the homeowner had the best of intentions but it is evident that award was issued by a mayor who is not an architect nor has much knowledge of historic buildings. As with most awards, the more colors you toss around randomly, the more pleasing it is to those that do not understand architecture. Aside from the ice cream cone gable, there is a mistake made my many homeowners.
This house may look cutesy but it is a good example of what NOT to do with accent colors. Take notice especially on the 2nd floor balcony. Notice the red accented spandrels at the top and the center of the post painted red.
Using red at such a contrast to the ivory makes the decorative features disappear. They are painted out. The porch posts look like stubs. This is an example where less would be more. Try to reduce the temptation to go overboard with a Victorian.
Keeping warm in an old house may be a no-brainer for some. Why not just turn up the thermostat? For me, I prefer to save energy and the environment and money to use for something more fun. Today we are spoiled with the ease of automatic thermostats and comfortable climate controlled rooms. As recent as the early 1900’s depending on …