Our Old House Magazines & More Resource page is dedicated to magazine and internet resources of interest to Old House owners. So, think of this page as our site library for all of your Old House needs! The selections will help you with topics such as historical research, repair, restoration, design, and basic general knowledge on many popular topics that are Old House related. You’ll probably see some of your favorite magazines like This Old House, Old House Journal, and Old House Interiors.
Also ,check back often, as we are always updating the page! Finally, do you have a recommendation? Contact us, and let us know what’s missing from the library!
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below. I may receive commissions (at no cost to you) for purchases made through links in this post, but these are all products I highly recommend.
Home Designer Suite 2019. We used it for our kitchen and bath remodels, and liked the realistic results. With the download, you can be up and running in no time, but think about a backup disc for a small additional charge. If really helped us have a firm vision of what we were planning. For $99 it was good insurance, and way cheaper than hiring an architect. After all, who knows your home better than you, right? Check out the Home Designer video tutorial here. If you are familiar with Power Point and, you should be able to catch on pretty easy, but with all programs, some features have a longer learning curve. If you’d like to download the software CLICK HERE.
This Old House. For home improvements and renovations on houses of a certain age, no publication can beat This Old House magazine. Based on the same themes and philosophy as the PBS series, this publication takes you through every step of renovating older homes, from replacing damaged flooring in Colonial saltboxes to upgrading 50-year-old split-level family homes for a fresh and modern look.
This Old House magazine focuses on making your home, landscaping, décor, and furnishings blend into a harmonious whole. You’ll find columns detailing how to re-purpose beautiful old trim or how to choose the perfect stove for your lifestyle. Homes in the process of renovation are used as demonstration projects for your own home.
Old House Journal (Kindle or Print). Old-House Journal is written for people who are passionate about restoring, renovating, decorating and maintaining America’s wealth of old homes in a manner faithful to their architectural heritage. Its readers look to the magazine for authoritative background on homes of all architectural styles—from the earliest, Colonial-era houses, to Queen Annes and Craftsmans, to houses built in the mid- to late-1950s (anything 50 years or older is covered). OHJ is published 6 times a year, and gives readers the education, resources, tips, and inspiration to tackle and enjoy every step of the restoration process. OHJ’s readers look forward to a mix of topics in each issue, from historical overviews, expert how-to’s, and first-person restorer experiences, to technical articles offering a wealth of background and advice, to product reviews.
Old House Journal Guide to Restoration. The book’s overall tone is “can-do.” If something’s broken or decayed, the Old-House Journal folks believe it can be fixed or restored–and they’re not afraid to tell how in great detail. This is not just a lesson in stripping and refinishing wood floors, but rather extensive schooling in boosting an old house owner’s confidence. –Karen Karleski