Month: August 2018

All About The Clawfoot Tub

By Scott Sidler

all about the clawfoot tub

The epitome of of the historic bathroom tub has to be the clawfoot tub. It’s ubiquitous with historic homes and is the central focus of almost any bathroom, since it is usually the biggest element. Some of us are fortunate […]

Historic Home Buyer’s Checklist

By Scott Sidler

historic home buyers checklist

So, you’re thinking about buying an old house. I don’t mean a 20 or 30-year old suburban tract house, I’m talking a real piece of American history. 100, 150, even 200 years old! Creaky wood floors, wavy glass windows, plaster […]

The 6 Biggest Energy Efficiency Myths

By Scott Sidler

the 6 biggest energy efficiency myths

Working on old houses I hear all kinds of complaints about how “inefficient” they are and what energy hogs people used to be. In a time of alternative facts and fake news, it shouldn’t surprise me, but it still does […]

DIY Window Screens

By Scott Sidler

diy window screens

What if I told you that you could make your own DIY window screen in just one day? Would you believe me? Well, you should, because with this post and accompanying video, it’s very doable for just about any DIYer! […]