Editor’s Note On Trend But Not Debased By Patricia Poore Restoration The Cabin at Point Reyes A family fixes up a dilapidated, at-risk 1905 cabin in the woods, respecting local building custom as they create a retreat on the wild coast. By Brian D. Coleman | photos by William Wright Guild The Lamps of William […]
A staple of English Arts & Crafts gardens, edging has practical as well as historical appeal. From buried barriers to iron and stone, edging remains a practical and often ornamental staple in the garden. Edging prevents soil and mulch from overflowing flower beds, and helps keep loose gravel or mulch within their borders for crisp […]
Local building custom was preserved in the rehabilitation of an at-risk 1905 cabin, now a family retreat on the wild coast. When Molly and Seth Rosen were undergraduates at Berkeley, a favorite escape was hiking in the scenic Point Reyes National Seashore north of the Bay Area. Later they dreamed of having a vacation house […]
I am new to the group and looking for some advice. This is what the rocker looks like, and I have done nothing with it since I picked it up at a sale. I would like to have the seat reupholstered and would appreciate any advice on choosing a fabric.…Continue
Started by Michelle Wright in Restoration Jun 21.
We are putting an addition on our 1912 arts & crafts home that currently has a slate roof. I am torn as to what materials we should use on the new roof.New slate may be cost prohibitive so we've considered Ecostar slate shake but I'm worried it…Continue
Started by Casey Chute in Restoration Dec 9, 2015.
Has anyone seen a roof on the Greene&Greene bungalows and understand how they layered the gray roofing over the rafter tails. Looks like a whole different roof sitting on top of the rafters, in the photos I have seen. Thank You,Diane SchwindContinue
Started by Diane Schwind in Restoration Apr 12, 2015.
Renovations don’t have to be big, messy productions. Some renovations might making small tweaks that just make your home more comfortable. With today’s technology, there’s a gadget for practically everything, even the fixtures in your bathroom. Here are some suggestions for making your bathroom a “smart” bathroom from USA Today writer Nancy Blair.
Bluetooth shower speaker
If you haven’t heard, waterproof shower speakers are the “in” thing these days. No…
Our Arts & Crafts house is for sale in Quebec City. Located along the beautiful St-Lawrence river 15 minutes from the old town, the house was built in 1999. With a unique view, a private beach, this could be a nice property for you. The current US/Can dollar exchange rate is also interesting for an american buyer.
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Many homeowners decide to remodel or renovate because they think they need more storage space. The truth in most cases is that the problem can actually be solved with simple cleaning and organization that has been put off for too long. Before inventing a ton of money in a remodeling project, homeowners should first see if they can make a difference by simply cleaning out junk drawers and organizing the must-haves to create more room. There are several techniques to can help homeowners…Continue