Author and architectural salvage expert Amy R. Hughes is an editor at This Old House magazine, where she writes about creative ways to repurpose reclaimed house parts. She comes by her passion honestly, having grown up with parents who dedicated themselves to restoring old homes. Her New York City apartment, which she shares with her husband and daughter, is filled with many of the unique pieces featured in this book.
This Old House is a magazine for homeowners in search of practical, affordable, and inspirational ideas for enhancing and maintaining their homes. What they find is a balance of step-by-step instruction for DIY interior and landscape projects; lively how-to's about keeping contractors on the level and saving money on remodels; expert tool and product reviews; and handsome feature stories showcasing fine craftsmanship and elegant architectural design.