Month: November 2012

Tips For Historic Home Owners (#13 Keep Period Details)

By Scott Sidler • November 30, 2012

Historic Home Tips

When it comes to your old home’s exterior, nothing is as important as the details. Fish-scale shingles, jigsaw cut balustrades, creative cornices. There are so many things that make your old house unique. And saving them or replicating the missing […]

Window Glazing Tip (Video)

By Scott Sidler • November 28, 2012


I have a quick tip that you need to know if you’re going to do some window glazing. After you get your windows glazed, you’ll likely have an oily residue all over the glass from the putty. If you wait […]

My Interview with Tiny House Talk’s Alex Pino

By Scott Sidler • November 26, 2012

Tiny House in Garden

Continuing our series of posts on Tiny Houses, I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Alex Pino of Alex is a fellow blogger and friend in the “blogosphere.” His website acts kind of like a […]

Tips For Historic Home Owners (#12 Restore or Remodel)

By Scott Sidler • November 16, 2012

Historic Home Tips

Remodel or Restore? They may sound like the same thing, but they are very different when it comes to an old house. Understanding the difference is key. Remodel To remodel something literally means “to alter” it. Because of that, you […]

My 5 Secrets to Prevent Wood Rot

By Scott Sidler • November 12, 2012


Learning how to repair wood rot is a part of life when it comes to life in an old house. But what if you could prevent it? Working in a wet climate like Florida, I have assembled a very specific […]

What Style Is My Old House?

By Scott Sidler • November 11, 2012

Gamble House

There are so many different architectural styles that dot the landscape of America. And knowing what style your old home is can tell you a lot about its history and how to renovate it properly. Each architectural style has its […]

How To Restore Old Windows

By Scott Sidler • November 11, 2012

how to restore old windows

Everyone who owns an old house needs to know how to restore old windows. There are lots of them and they usually need a lot of work, but with the tutorials, tools, and supplies on this page, you can learn […]