Month: January 2014

How To: Weatherstrip Wood Windows

By Scott Sidler • January 27, 2014

How to weatherstrip wood windows

There are a lot of different techniques to weatherstrip wood windows. Like anything, some are more effective than others. In this post I’ll show you how to install spring bronze weatherstripping on your old windows. Spring bronze is, without a […]

How To: Make a Small House Feel Large

By Scott Sidler • January 20, 2014

Small space

Old houses are often much smaller than their counterparts today. The size of the average American home has grown enormously over the 20th century. From an average size of around 1,100 sq. ft. at the beginning of the century to […]

4 Cures For a Drafty Old House

By Scott Sidler • January 13, 2014

4 cures for a drafty old house

Old houses can be drafty. It’s a fact. But just because they are drafty doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. The good news is that it doesn’t require a huge sum of money spent on big projects like […]

Choosing Rot Resistant Wood

By Scott Sidler • January 6, 2014

rot resistant wood

Old houses are constantly having to deal with wood rot and insect damage. While the old-growth wood used in houses built before the turn of the 20th Century are a more rot resistant wood than anything available today, no wood […]