Caring for Your Old House: A Guide for Owners and Residents
A Guide for Owners and Residents of Old Houses What are the best sources for researching the history of your home? How do you know if a particular old house is right for you? The original siding on your historic house is missing — what can you do? How can you safely clean the exterior of your house? The answers to many questions such as these are given in this well-illustrated handbook for owners and residents of old homes. Caring for Your Old House offers comprehensive advice to old-house owners and residents on researching, repairing and maintaining an old residence to avoid the pitfalls of too many changes too soon. In this authoritative guidebook, the author demystifies the questions surrounding what is historically significant, what is an appropriate rehabilitation and when is restoration appropriate. Caring for Your Old House offers helpful advice on:
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Learning About Old Houses
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Before You Begin
Outside the Old House
Inside the Old House
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