Alan Dan Orme Reviving Old Houses

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Reviving Old Houses

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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 property

About 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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