Image Credit: 100abandonedhouses.com Maintaining an old house can seem like a full-time job at times. Old homes were built with materials and in a manner that requires regular maintenance. While this maintenance requires time it... Continue reading
Sometimes it’s nail holes and sometimes it’s rotten wood, but your projects will often require you to patch wood. In this post I’ll help you determine the best materials (and there are tons available!) to... Continue reading
Whether it’s an errant baseball or a tropical storm, windows are bound to break on occasion. Before you call in a window specialist to make the repair, consider doing the job yourself. After all, if... Continue reading
We do a lot of hardwood floor refinishing at Austin Home Restorations, and I often get asked by clients how they should care for their newly refinished wood floors. There is a specific timeline of... Continue reading
Installing trim properly requires an eye for detail and a few specific tools and techniques. The best historic trim and moldings were installed in a seamless way called “coping” that hides joints while still allowing... Continue reading
In areas of the country like Florida, California, Texas (and other Southwestern states), the Mission style, sometimes called Spanish Eclectic, was hugely popular in the early 20th century. This style was gaining in popularity early... Continue reading
Last week I helped my friends at Florida Victorian Architectural Antiques with the salvage of four early 20th-century homes on the banks of Lake Eola here in Orlando, FL. We were busy removing any parts... Continue reading
Photo by Scott Sidler 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,... Continue reading
As anyone who’s ever owned or loved an antique home knows, their beauty and uniqueness are only exceeded by one thing – the number of problems that need to be fixed. This can be tough... Continue reading
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