Reviving Old Houses: Over 500 Low-Cost Tips and Techniques

Reviving Old Houses: Over 500 Low-Cost Tips and Techniques

by Alan Dan Orme

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Reviving Old Houses: Over 500 Low-Cost Tips and Techniques by Alan Dan Orme

Old houses have very special charms — and very special problems.

In Reviving Old Houses, Alan Dan Orme, lover of old homes and experienced home renovator, shares over five hundred concrete, practical ideas on repairing and caring for those hidden treasures — old houses. To Orme, the guiding principles of renovation are sensitivity to design and low cost. With those principles in mind, the author enthusiastically and clearly shares tips on

- Evaluating a house before purchase
- Prioritizing projects once the house is yours
- Collecting and organizing supplies and equipment
- Repairing roofs and renewing masonry
- Installing insulation and wallboard and hanging wallpaper
- Glazing and repairing windows and reviving shutters
- Redoing old doors and hardware
- Building new staircases
- Carrying out attic additions and porch revival
- Using basements for additional living space
- Sanding and refinishing floors
- Painting both interiors and exteriors
- Building walkways around the property

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882665634
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/09/1989
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Reviving Your Old House
2 First Steps
3 Organizing for Work
4 Weatherization and Exterior Revival
5 Create Ways with Interiors
6 Landscaping for the Old House
Epilogue
Glossary
Index

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