Month: September 2018

No More Home Makeovers!

By Scott Sidler • September 24, 2018

No More Home Makeovers

I’m not the only one noticing this trend showing up on every television network when it comes to remodeling. Bigger renovations, more money, more products, more, more, more. We Americans seem to have an insatiable appetite for big home makeovers […]

4 Tips to Using Architectural Salvage Yards

By Scott Sidler • September 17, 2018

4 tips to using architectural salvage yards

Architectural salvage can be a godsend when it comes to fixing up an old house. The hard to find pieces and parts that no one makes anymore are all there in bins of old hardware, piles of old moldings, or […]

Installing Hardie Trim on an Old House?

By Scott Sidler • September 10, 2018

installing hardie trim on an old house

Is Hardie trim and siding something that is compatible with the look and style of an old house? I am a relative purist when it comes to restoring old buildings. That largely comes from a desire to make things look […]

Knob and Tube Wiring: What You Need to Know

By Scott Sidler • September 3, 2018

knob and tube wiring what you need to know

Knob and tube wiring is one of the original forms of electrical wiring in homes, popular from the late 1880s until the 1930s when it fell out of favor. At the time, it was the standard for wiring new electrical […]