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A compendium of more than five hundred practical ideas for repairing and caring for old homes shows readers how to evaluate a house before purchase, organize supplies and equipment, and deal with windows, doors, attics, floors, and more.
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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
Evauating 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 propertyAbout the Author:
Author Alan Dan Orme has restored several houses and is a historian (Ph. D.) and experienced carpenter. His book, Reviving Old Houses, is filled with effective ideas on how to practically repair and care for old homes -- Alan himself lives in an old house that he has successfully restored in Athens, Georgia. For more than 15 years Alan has worked and given advice in local restoration projects in Athens and has served as a minister as well. In his earlier years, Alan ran a building and remodeling business in the state of New York.
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Book Description Random House Value Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX051710105X
Book Description Random House Value Publishing, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M051710105X
Book Description Random House Value Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11051710105X