Breathing New Life Into An Old Home

Posted on Jun 07, 2022

This article from Old House Online tells the tale of a person at a crossroads in their life who takes on the restoration of an old abandoned Character Home. Bringing this 1804 home back to life was quite an undertaking, with many surprises along the way. Luckily, the owner saw the home's potential, and followed the restoration through to a beautifu...

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Ceiling to Floors: It All Matters!

Posted on Apr 25, 2022

We often talk about window treatments, fixtures, finishes, and moulding design, but the flooring that you choose for your Character home is just as important.
In this article from Old House Online, explore the three most common flooring choices for old homes, and learn more about their origins and how they are used in home design today.


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Planning Your Renovations

Posted on Apr 01, 2022

This month, Andrew spoke with Spruce Magazine about the process of planning and budgeting for your home renovations, and the realities and challenges that you may encounter along the way.

Andrew recommends starting first with the bones of the house - and this is particularly important when renovating an older character home. Start by looking under t...

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Things You Learn From An Old House

Posted on Mar 03, 2022

Becoming a homeowner will launch you into a stage of self-education as you discover the quirks of your surroundings, the challenges of maintenance, and the joys of customization. The schooling that comes with a newer home may feel elementary, but owning a character or heritage home is like studying for your Bachelor's Degree! 
This article from Old...

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Heritage Tour: Victoria West

Posted on Feb 28, 2022

The sun came out from behind the clouds and we decided to grab our copy of This Old House and head over to Victoria West to look at the heritage homes in the neighbourhood. 
Vic West is one of the rapidly growing areas in the city that you can still wander through and find a character home on nearly every block. Defined in 1890, the neighbourhood bo...

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Original Charm in this Restored Farmhouse

Posted on Jan 26, 2022

This article delves deep in to the 10-year restoration story of a beautiful 1881 heritage home in Long Island. A great slow morning read, learn more about how, once the structure was stabilized and moved, the owners preserved the beauty of the old Victorian farmhouse mainly by leaving the original design attributes alone.

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