Posts tagged old house
So ... I found myself having to jack up one corner of our front, side porch roof. If you count lifting columns as to replace porch boards (on another set of porches), this is the 3rd time we’ve jacked up a portion of this house. This time – I was jacking the roof up so I could install my final and last portion of half round gutter. (<< You may remember my postings last year on installing it/them around the rest of the house).
Old House vs New Construction :: a Google Hangout. Plus a Contest, an Auction and a Lot of Questions12
While Google Hangouts aren't always the easiest thing for me, given my schedule, Sharon was nice enough to dial me up in Providence during down time at JLC Live. We worked through a couple of minor glitches, including crashing the hotel’s wifi connection … twice, and with a little editing magic later (on Sharon’s side) - it appears now that we had a good, balanced conversation. We talked House Hunting (this Spring), Fixer Uppers and in general, Old Houses vs New Construction. [...]
I was able to acquire the press pass, and I did make a few appointments (with friends and brands), but I wasn't so obligated that I couldn't take in a good portion of what the 49th edition of JLC Live had to offer for a regular attendee. As Hanley Wood (the producers of the event) put it – this one is “Boots Not Suits.” And frankly, I wanted to see. Plus, friend (and presenter) Greg Burnet had simply gotten me pretty stoked up on it. [...]
If you have an old house to work on, do some homework before you start your project. It can be as simple as looking the house over for details that give the house its style. It may be obvious (or subtle) clues that can guide new work so it “fits” the home. [...]
As I stood in my basement, looking up at the floor joists of the dining room above, I thought to myself, “I guess I do know a few things about insulation.” [ . . . ]