On modern homes, window glass seems to serve the single purpose of insulating the home from the outdoors, preferably as efficiently as possible. And while shelter has always been the primary function of glass, in eras past, it served many other roles within a house: framing a perfect view, conferring privacy, adding character.
Hardwood floors are one of the character-defining features of old houses, but over the years, they can start to show signs of wear and tear—and not in a good way. Fortunately, most wood-floor issues are easily fixable, whether through a simple patch or a new finish coat.
This week, our editors discover how to blend modern concepts with traditional details in the kitchen.
Our editors highlight new and classic articles. This week, show some love to the roof over your head.
If your old house's façade could use a little TLC, check out these three articles, which tackle everything from the best way to remove ugly vinyl siding tacked on by previous homeowners to cheap, period-appropriate ways to add extra oomph to your exterior.