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      Sharing the property with a 19th-century farmhouse, an old stone barn in Pennsylvania has new life as a dwelling: a stunning example of adaptive reuse.


        Whether welcoming guests at the entry or hiding the contents of a closet, traditional doors are a key element of period millwork.

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          3 Appliance Options for Old-House Kitchens

          Thumbnail image for 3 Appliance Options for Old-House Kitchens Hiding the appliances was standard practice for period-inspired kitchens, but that’s no longer the case. Market innovations allow you to choose among multiple approaches in your design.
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          How To Tile a Backsplash

          Thumbnail image for How To Tile a Backsplash Backsplashes are more than a backdrop. Washable, waterproof tiles can revive the room with period design or a fresh color accent.
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          A Period-Perfect Victorian Kitchen

          Thumbnail image for A Period-Perfect Victorian Kitchen A wonderful Victorian kitchen and pantries fit this 1861 house.
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          3 Ways to Refinish an Entry Door

          Thumbnail image for 3 Ways to Refinish an Entry Door Three DIY ways to give your front door a new look.
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          Directory of Antique Appliance Restorers

          Thumbnail image for Directory of Antique Appliance Restorers Find someone near you who can restore your vintage stove or refrigerator with this state-by-state directory.
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          How To Stencil a Frieze

          Thumbnail image for How To Stencil a Frieze Stenciling is an easy and historically appropriate way to add interest to your walls.
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