One of the most pressing issues we had to deal with in this reno has to do with the floors. Our house will be celebrating its 100th birthday in 5 months and over those 100 years sagging has taken place in the center of the house. The foundations are strong but the center supporting beam has sagged. I have a theory about that. Although I … Continue reading One solution for Uneven Floors
I have the best readers on the internet. It’s apparent that I touched the generous hearts of several of my readers with my plea for some words of encouragement as we are going through the renovation. We are now into month four and expect we have at least another six weeks to go before everything is complete (more or less) . I am so weary … Continue reading Things to Do to Survive a Reno
I am in the midst of a renovation right now but my mind is already way ahead to our project for next summer – and that is to redo the landscaping in the front of our 1912 house. I always do a lot of research to get ideas and I am especially interested in gardens for old houses – of course. I have been reading … Continue reading What is your Garden Style?
In a previous post I talked about the interesting things that old house owners often find inside their walls. But the story doesn’t end there. Walls, if they are original, say a lot more about your house than any newspaper fragments. Original walls tell the viewer about the type of construction that was used, and the kinds of materials that were in vogue at the time your … Continue reading What Wall Divisions Say about Your House
One of the reasons I started a blog in the first place is so that I would have a way to communicate with people. I have sent out newsletters in one form or another for 17 years but they were all so one – sided. I never knew if people read them or whether I was just talking to ghosts. Well. thanks to blogging I … Continue reading A Reader’s Victorian House