Mary Ellen Polson is a writer and Senior Editor for Arts & Crafts Homes, Early Homes, and Old House Journal.
Mary Ellen Polson is a creative content editor and writer with 20 years experience producing heavily illustrated know how and service journalism articles, full-length books, product copy, tips, Q&As, etc., on home renovation, design, and outdoor spaces.
Polson is the author of the Curb Appeal Idea Book, a 176-page picture book that demonstrates hundreds of ideas to help homeowners create a house that appeals on first glance. She is also the author of the Trim Idea Book, a 160-page illustrated "Idea Book" packed with ways to use decorative trim to transform living spaces.
Houses of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s are now old enough to suffer from the indignities of age as well as constant assaults made to “update” them. Applied thoughtfully, modern materials and methods will make them better than new.