Month: January 2013

Is Your Home Part of the “Historical Cusp?”

By Scott Sidler • January 28, 2013

I have a lot of friends and clients whose homes fall into something I like to call the “Historical Cusp.” They don’t live in a house of any particular historical significance, and it’s not quite old enough to have been […]

Pressure Washing an Old Home

By Scott Sidler • January 21, 2013

Using a pressure washer on an old home is not as simple as you might think. While it may be a great way to clean dirty siding and prep for new paint, if not done properly, it can cause more […]

How To: Restore an Antique Door

By Scott Sidler • January 18, 2013

This is a Guest Post by Mike Zook. Mike has been writing about home improvement topics for many years. Click here to find out more about door retrofitting. As anyone who’s ever owned or loved an antique home knows, their […]

My Old House Stinks!

By Scott Sidler • January 14, 2013

Old houses can smell. Not always, but many do. Maybe your house had the crazy cat lady or a bunch of fraternity brothers who never cleaned up after wild parties. The older your house is, the more likely you had […]

How To: Repair Hardwood Floors

By Scott Sidler • January 7, 2013

How To Repair Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are synonymous with old homes. It’s almost impossible to find an old home without them. And yet,┬áthey are disappearing because people don’t realize how resilient and long-lasting they are. Unknowing homeowners and contractors rip out or cover up […]