Living in an older home can be trouble when the weather really starts to get rough. You might notice that it is very drafty in the winter when the snow is blowing outside. The summer months pack another punch and it can get very hot in your historic home in no time when temperatures outside begin to rise. The best way to cool things down is to consider using different types of portable devices. Using portable devices will enable you to keep the look of your historic home without giving up on comfort. Read the rest of this entry »
Historic homes have charm and craftsmanship that you can’t get in newer homes. However, historic homes also come with their own set of problems, one of which is that they usually aren’t very energy efficient. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to save on energy in a historic home.
If a historic home has insulation at all, it may be rolled fiberglass insulation, which isn’t as energy efficient as blown-in insulation. To improve energy efficiency, Read the rest of this entry »
These days, taking a historic home and converting it into several different apartments can be a very wise financial decision, if you are up for the challenge. After all, more people are looking to rent than buy these days, and large historical houses often make for great rental properties once converted. Not to mention, landlords can enjoy a large profit from rental prices each month alone, which can make this a very profitable business to get into. However, before you can begin renovating and renting out a historical home, there are some hoops Read the rest of this entry »
Historic homes are often beautiful pieces of architecture. Because of their stunning exterior and interior appearance in addition to the typically large amounts of space offered by them, it is really no wonder than many people these days find themselves wanting to live in historic homes. Of course, before you attempt to go out and begin shopping for a historic home in your area, there are some things that you should know.
For the most part, it is necessary to obtain a special permit in order to buy and live in a historic Read the rest of this entry »
Cleaning and maintaining a beautiful historic home is so important because it helps to maintain the natural elegance of the property. The best way to clean these types of homes is to use natural products and to avoid saturating anything in cleaner or water. For instance, when you are mopping the floors, the last thing you want to do would be to just dump water over everything. Be sure to mop and then dry the floors so that they do not have the chance of warping or doing anything in that type of nature.
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