Old House Parts, Products & Recommendations

I created this resource page to easily list recommended products, services, and companies that I use and/or those I know are valuable. This way you can quickly find great products and services all in one place. Whether you like to DIY or not, my goal is to  save you money all from one page, by ensuring that YOU are a well-informed homeowner and consumer!

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.



Bilco Classic Series. A good option for replacement basement door kits. They come in primed or powder coated steel or polyethylene and many options like color, size, and flush/raised fit. They also carry window wells, egress well covers, and more.

Basement Door - Poly
Basement Door Kit – Poly
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Basement Door Kit – Steel




The Bagster. The Bagster is one of the easiest ways to get rid of junk, construction debris from a remodel, or anything else that doesn’t require the size, time, and cost of a full-sized “roll-off ” dumpster. The Bagster is simple:

Step 1: Unfold and fill the Bagster per guidance
Step 2: Fill out attached tag and call to schedule pickup
Step 3: You local waste management service will be dispatched for pickup – usually $75-100 depending on area – see service area link below.
We’ve used THREE Bagsters so far and had a really good experience with them. They were packed to the maximum and super heavy, yet never failed! They are pretty tough!
* 606 gallon capacity
* Disposable
* Rated up to 3300 pounds

Get your Bagster here:

Home Depot


How much will it cost? Do they pick up in my area? Find out here –  Waste Management Collection, Scheduling, and Pricing page


ZipWall Zipper
ZipWall Zipper

ZipWall. Any time I undergo a project in any room and want to quarantine all the dust, debris, and mess, I throw up a quick ZipWall Zipper. All you need is the zipper and some plastic sheeting. They are a fast, easy , and convenient way to keep the mess from spreading to the “sane” parts of the rest of your house, that aren’t being ripped apart!


Ram Board
Ram Board Drop Cloth

Ram Board. Any time I need to protect floors or countertops, I use Ram Board 18lb Paper Drop Cloth. It is water, stain, and solvent resistant, and will protect your floors throughout your project, whether new or existing. It also works well to protect floors as new appliances are move back into a room!



DUST CORNERS ( decorative for stairs)

Dust Corners – HoAH

House of Antique Hardware.  Antique Decorative Brass Stair “dust corners” for the corners of your steps/staircase.  Shown in antique brass finish.

Dust Corners – CA

Classic Accents.  Antique Decorative Brass Stair Decorative “dust corners” for the corners of your steps/staircase. Shown in antique brass finish.



pete-s-hardwood-floors logoPete’s Hardwood Floors. I used Pete’s Hardwood Floor repair steps in our kitchen and they were spot on! Even with layers of linoleum, glue, gouged, and warped/cupped boards, we were able to save our original maple floors. Follow it EXACTLY and your floors will turn out beautiful!




Custom Lighting LogoCustom Lighting Co. Custom Lighting Co. specializes in fine hand crafted antique reproduction light fixtures. What I like about this company is the fact that they aren’t  just another retail outlet like most others, which sell the same brands. Custom Lighting Co. fixtures are custom designed, built, and finished to YOUR specifications. They offer many Custom Options, such as over 25 metal finishes, custom shade, dimension, arm, holder, and backplate selections, and more. Shop CLC here.



3-Column Cast Iron Radiator

Hudson Reed. Regent – White Horizontal 3-Column Traditional Cast-Iron Style Radiator. Styles, Size, and BTU ratings vary…see additional pages for additional radiators and radiator-related products. Hudson Reed delivers top quality bathroom and heating products, and they back them with a 10 year warranty and FREE shipping! I use them all the time.






Coin Valve
Air Vent Valve

Amazon. Radiator coin valve / air vent valve. This is a replacement “air bleed” valve for your cast iron radiators. And these are less than $5.









Radiator Pipe Escutcheons

Signature Hardware. Radiator pipe to floor decorative flange/escutcheons. Finish off your radiator install with an elegant look! These decorative flanges solid brass construction, and come in many different pipe size, style, and finish options. Find the one that completes your “look” HERE.




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