Security Bars on Windows: Yes or No?

Oct 3, 2022 12:15:24 PM Christina Wilson

 The purpose of security bars on windows is to deter home invasion. Many homeowners opt to remove the old bars now that a broader range of home security options is available. However, when they are..

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Thinking about Enlarging Your Basement Windows?

Jul 7, 2022 1:09:59 PM Christina Wilson

Read below about some useful things to know as you consider larger basement windows to enhance safety, natural light, and fresh air ventilation.

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Exposing an Old Interior Brick Wall

Dec 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

Interior decorating fashions have recently undergone a substantial revision, which includes an appreciation of exposed vintage brick walls.

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Remodel, Renovate, Restore | What's the Difference?

Feb 19, 2021 12:49:17 PM Christina Wilson

Even contractors sometimes use the terms remodel, renovate, and restore interchangeably, though these terms have entirely different meanings. When working on a home in a historic district, it’s vital..

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When You Can't Do It All: Prioritizing Home Renovations and Repairs

Nov 27, 2020 7:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Homeownership is a big responsibility. One constant that all homeowners face is the need for ongoing maintenance. Any homeowner will tell you there is always something that needs doing; repairs,..

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What to Do with the Security Bars on Your Historic Home

Oct 20, 2020 12:55:43 PM Christina Wilson

A question that comes up for the owners of some historic homes in and around Washington, DC, is what to do with the old security bars - sometimes called burglar bars - on the windows. The purpose of..

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What to Ask When You Interview an Architect

Dec 26, 2019 1:54:18 PM Christina Wilson

Many homeowners feel challenged by a major renovation project. If you are planning an upgrade of an old house, hiring the right architect is at the top of your list. Your friends can point you in the..

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Do I Need an Architect for My Renovation?

Oct 31, 2019 4:42:15 PM Christina Wilson

Maybe your family has outgrown your house. Or, you have a renovation in mind for an old home. Any remodeling project involves money, planning, and stress. You will face the need to make complicated..

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It's Smart to Have a Smart Old Home

Jun 20, 2019 3:19:58 PM Christina Wilson

Technology has changed the way we live in the 21st century. Smart homes are a rapidly growing trend. In a typical smart home, devices and appliances such as the thermostat and the refrigerator can be..

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Your Old House Can Live With Smart Technology

Dec 28, 2018 4:39:46 PM Christina Wilson

You are the proud owner of a beautiful old house located in a neighborhood of historic homes. You and your neighbors are careful to preserve their authenticity whenever you make renovations. An older..

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