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Gardens and Exteriors

Advice for the exterior of your old house, whether it’s the roofing that needs repairs or the garden that could use some inspiration. Find tips on curb appeal from mailboxes to exterior lighting.

12 Ideas for Old-House Doors

Thumbnail image for 12 Ideas for Old-House Doors Outfit your Victorian, Colonial Revival, Arts & Crafts, or mid-century entry in style.
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12 Rules for Victorian Polychrome Paint Schemes

Thumbnail image for 12 Rules for Victorian Polychrome Paint Schemes Follow these guidelines to create cohesive color schemes for Painted Ladies.
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20 Ideas for Outdoor Decor

Thumbnail image for 20 Ideas for Outdoor Decor Making a splash in your outdoor environment is as easy as adding a few well-placed, period-appropriate accessories.
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3 Iconic & Inspiring Historic Gardens

Thumbnail image for 3 Iconic & Inspiring Historic Gardens Three historic gardens inspire and guide landscape design for the new old house.
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4 Ideas for Energy-Efficient Doors

Thumbnail image for 4 Ideas for Energy-Efficient Doors Follow these 4 steps to keep a lock on energy savings.
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5 Ideas to Keep Water Away from Your House

Thumbnail image for 5 Ideas to Keep Water Away from Your House These easy-to-implement tips can help your house function as it should by mitigating water infiltration.
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5 Long-Lasting Lilacs

Thumbnail image for 5 Long-Lasting Lilacs Once a garden classic, this flowering shrub has lately been shunned for its short blooming season. But a new breed of lilacs keeps the show going much longer.
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5 Tips for Creating a Gorgeous Garden

Thumbnail image for 5 Tips for Creating a Gorgeous Garden Using 5 tried-and-true methods, these gardeners transformed their overgrown lot in upstate New York.
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5 Tips for Period Paint Schemes

Thumbnail image for 5 Tips for Period Paint Schemes When it comes to the most effective use of exterior paint, it's not what you've got but how you use it.
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6 Favorite Antique Roses

Thumbnail image for 6 Favorite Antique Roses Old-fashioned and low-maintenance, these vintage varieties of antique roses will add a hint of the past to your garden.
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6 Must-Have Pruning Tools

Thumbnail image for 6 Must-Have Pruning Tools Pruning is essential garden work—and it’s a lot easier if you have the right tools for the job.
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6 Options for Historic Porch Lights

Thumbnail image for 6 Options for Historic Porch Lights A glimpse back in time can help guide you to fixtures suitable for your old house.
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6 Unusual Fruits for Old-House Gardens

Thumbnail image for 6 Unusual Fruits for Old-House Gardens Fruits of the past combine mouth-watering flavor with easy maintenance. With their historical roots, these 6 are ideal for old-house gardens.
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7 Antebellum Gardens to Visit

Thumbnail image for 7 Antebellum Gardens to Visit The South's antebellum homes can provide ideal inspiration for your own lofty garden plans. Plan your visit with this guide to a handful of the region's most beautiful gardens.
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7 Shutter Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Thumbnail image for 7 Shutter Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make It's easy to make mistakes when adding shutters to a historic house. Here are 7 big ones to avoid.
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8 Garden Designs for Old Houses

Thumbnail image for 8 Garden Designs for Old Houses Look to the building for clues on how to design a perfect landscape.
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8 Tips for Energy-Efficient Old Windows

Thumbnail image for 8 Tips for Energy-Efficient Old Windows Repair or replace? The ongoing tug-of-war has gotten more heated with renewed concern about energy use. Here are 8 guidelines to help you decide.
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A Farm Reinvented

Thumbnail image for A Farm Reinvented A professional landscape designer takes on the challenge of revamping a garden for a centuries-old working farm.
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A Garden Filled with Antiques

Thumbnail image for A Garden Filled with Antiques Simple trellises, tiny surprises, and antiques ornament a New Hampshire garden.
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A House for the Automobile

Thumbnail image for A House for the Automobile The changing garage.
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