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A Japanesque House in Brooklyn

Thumbnail image for A Japanesque House in Brooklyn A rare example of turn-of-the-century exoticism is lovingly preserved in Prospect Park South.
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Tile Repair & Removal Tips

Thumbnail image for Tile Repair & Removal Tips Expert advice on caring for original bathroom tile.
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An Old-House Tour of Strasburg, Virginia

Thumbnail image for An Old-House Tour of Strasburg, Virginia A wide variety of historic architecture can be found in this Civil War crossroads.
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An Entry Door Makeover

Thumbnail image for An Entry Door Makeover When we finally got around to restoring the front door of our Victorian house, the effect was dramatic.
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Guide to 20th-Century Bathroom Tile

Thumbnail image for Guide to 20th-Century Bathroom Tile A look at how bathroom tile evolved during the last century.
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How To Patch a Damaged Floor

Thumbnail image for How To Patch a Damaged Floor Make your hardwood floor's gouges, splinters, and holes virtually unnoticeable with a Dutchman patch.
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Putting the Bungalow Back

Thumbnail image for Putting the Bungalow Back A classic Midwest bungalow built in 1922 had been stripped during 1940s and 1970s renovations—but clues remained.
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Bathroom Sink Timeline

Thumbnail image for Bathroom Sink Timeline A look at the evolution of cabinet, console, wall-hung, and pedestal sinks from the 1880s to the 1950s.
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Make Shelves Out of Wooden Crates

Thumbnail image for Make Shelves Out of Wooden Crates Solve storage woes by turning wooden crates into a custom-sized set of shelves.
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Our Best Bathroom Advice

Thumbnail image for Our Best Bathroom Advice From style guidelines to fixture fixes, find advice on common old-house bathroom dilemmas here.
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Solutions for Small Bathrooms

Thumbnail image for Solutions for Small Bathrooms How to maximize space, solve storage woes, and set the style.
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Expert Advice: Downsizing a Collection

Thumbnail image for Expert Advice: Downsizing a Collection Victoriana aficionados share how they downsized their collections for a unit in a prewar building.
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Tested: 6-Inch Random Orbit Sanders

Thumbnail image for Tested: 6-Inch Random Orbit Sanders Discover which 6-inch random orbit sanders pack the most punch.
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Happy Marriage

Thumbnail image for Happy Marriage Gregory and Carolynn Schipa join an 1810 Greek Revival and a 1790 Cape-style cottage harmoniously on the island of Nantucket.
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Northern Exposure: A Country House in Canada

Thumbnail image for Northern Exposure: A Country House in Canada A new old house over the border reflects the beauty of Canada’s traditional architecture.
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10 Fireplace Do’s & Don’ts

Thumbnail image for 10 Fireplace Do’s & Don’ts Follow this advice to keep your fireplace safe and snug all winter long.
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10 Haunted Historic Hotels

Thumbnail image for 10 Haunted Historic Hotels Catch a few winks with the spirit world by checking into one of these historic hotels where reports of paranormal activity abound.
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10 Things You’ll Learn on a House Tour

Thumbnail image for 10 Things You’ll Learn on a House Tour House tours offer more than just a peek behind the curtains of beautifully restored historic homes—they also can provide inspiration and guidance for your own restoration projects.
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10 Tips for Rewiring an Old House

Thumbnail image for 10 Tips for Rewiring an Old House What you need to know to get an old house rewired properly, with minimal damage to the building.
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11 Tips for Surviving a Restoration

Thumbnail image for 11 Tips for Surviving a Restoration A seasoned old-house restorer gives advice on how to survive a major home restoration.
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