Historic Preservation: Retaining and Restoring Old House Character

Historic Preservation: Retaining and Restoring Old House Character

Old Houses just have a certain charm and character! That’s why Old Houses are so desirable and sought after. For many reasons, we just don’t build houses like we used to! Whether it’s time, or profit driven, loss of trade/ skills/art, we just don’t seem to value “Old House character” anymore…I don’t know why. One thing I do know is, it’s a shame. (more…)

My Old House”Fix” Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel: Part 1 – Pre-Planning

My Old House”Fix” Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel: Part 1 – Pre-Planning

INTRODUCTION 

Old House kitchen lovers rejoice!

This week we continue the restoration of The Eiting House (c.1890), located in Ann Arbor’s Old West Side Historic District. After 8 long years, it’s finally time to give this old kitchen some love. We’ll be performing a complete overhaul of the kitchen, bringing it up to modern standards, and adding some modern conveniences along the way. (more…)