Thursday, September 14, 2006

Book: Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes

I picked this book up for Frank the other day -
Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes, by George Nash. It looks like a really great one and shows how to do all kinds of things he's going to have to do sooner or later, like repair the foundation, fix some old windows that are missing their sash cords, repair siding, put on a new roof, fix the gutters/drainage, refinish the old floors... etc. etc. A treasure trove of information, and it talks about doing it the right way to preserve the integrety of a historic home. Nice!

3 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

That one is on my bookself even tho our house is not "vintage." It has a lot of great information about renovations and repairs in general, stuff you won't find anywhere else. Hopefully he is having fun with the renovation, so he should also enjoy the book.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

hi Paul - yes, some days he's having fun, some days he's not. He just finished his least enjoyable project, putting new PEX piping in the house - he spent the better part of a week crawling in and out of the crawlspace under the house - not fun. But next comes the two bathrooms he framed in - the fixtures should be arriving any day!

3:08 PM  
Blogger jm@houseinprogress said...

I absolutely love that book, especially the new edition. It is amazing.

5:53 PM  

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