Do you have your heart set on remodeling, refinishing, or restoring your historic home back to its original and magnificent form? Are you bubbling over with ideas and lost in the wonderful possibilities that you see hidden in your tired and slumped-over abode? That's great! Keep feeding your dream. But, while an admirable and brave undertaking, you'll invariably need some help from the pros to jumpstart your newfound labor of love.
For instance, back in 2004, one father purchased a 160 year old behemoth Victorian that he planned on restoring by himself. After a few months of solo work, his pet project quickly became too much for him to handle alone. It was time to bring in a professional consultant with a knack for historic preservation. He had a surplus of ideas for what he wanted to do with the old home, but lacked the knowledge needed to adequately address the hidden defects that required immediate attention.
But that was before the mass migration to the blogosphere. Now, the internet is crawling with experts yearning to impart their secrets to the likes of you!
So, in the spirit of seeking out professional advice as you set off on your historic home remodel, here are five blogs you should refer to regularly.