“There may be no more important feature of a house than its windows. More than just openings for light & air, windows are the face the house presents to the street.”
– Jane Powell, bungalow author

BUNGALOW DOORS & WINDOWS

More than just openings for light & air, your bungalow doors & windows say “Hello” to the world. They welcome your guests when they arrive & allow them to enter your home.

Doors can display many different features & styles & we’ll show you some of them to help you choose the one most pleasing to your house.

Bungalow doors & windows, being made of wood can experience problems & failure. Wood windows are a subject of much debate & concern. That will be addressed here.

OLD HOUSE RESTORATION VIDEOS-Old Growth Wood

OLD HOUSE RESTORATION VIDEOS-Old Growth Wood

Old growth wood, from deep within the forest primeval. From fairy tales to an awed reverence in bungalow fans, the forest is endemic to the lore of humankind. Trees have been regarded as sacred in many early traditions. Since the dawn of time humankind has understood...

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OLD HOUSE RESTORATION VIDEOS-Architectural Salvage

OLD HOUSE RESTORATION VIDEOS-Architectural Salvage

In this internet age, there is very little that you can’t find on YouTube so I have put together a list of old house restoration videos, arranged by skill/trade for you to view. Whether you plan to do a project yourself, or hire a professional tradesperson, it is wise...

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BUNGALOW ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE RESOURCES

BUNGALOW ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE RESOURCES

I put a call out to my Facebook followers for their favorite bungalow architectural salvage resources. I have long been a fan of the idea of salvage, as well the the practicalities of the practice. In my previous article, I write about the cultural, economic &...

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BUNGALOW ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE

BUNGALOW ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE

If you should be fortunate enough to have a bungalow, architectural salvage can be your BFF. Merriam Webster defines salvage as "property saved from destruction in a calamity (such as a wreck or fire)." Cambridge adds, "to try to make a bad situation better." Not...

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OUR OLD HOUSES ARE BUILT FROM OLD GROWTH WOOD

OUR OLD HOUSES ARE BUILT FROM OLD GROWTH WOOD

From their framing to their siding to their doors & windows to their built-ins & their flooring, our old houses, are built of old growth wood. Thousands of board feet of it. "Old growth." What does that mean? Let's have a tree history lesson. Fossils show that...

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WHY SHOULD YOU PRESERVE YOUR BUNGALOW WOOD WINDOWS, ANYWAY?

WHY SHOULD YOU PRESERVE YOUR BUNGALOW WOOD WINDOWS, ANYWAY?

I mean really! If you’re lucky enough to have ones that aren’t painted shut, the dang ropes are broken, the wood is rotting & there’s a cracked pane or two. Rain is getting in, maybe it has for some time. It’s so easy to just pick up the phone, call a Big Box store (or one of the window companies that relentlessly pop up on your phone because you have searched for window solutions) & presto, you can get nice new ones installed, maybe even out of a fabulous new, no-maintenance product- vinyl. They provide the product, the labor & a 15-year warranty. With increased R-value. And you can pay with a credit card. Poof!

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WHY EVERY BUNGALOW NEEDS A SCREEN DOOR (& A CAT)

WHY EVERY BUNGALOW NEEDS A SCREEN DOOR (& A CAT)

Meet Mahjong the Amazing Wonder Kitten (furry face on the left) & his bro, Bukhai Thunder, on the right. My elderly Pouella moved into the Hare House with us, got to see the beginning of the third millennium on the lap of a dear friend devoted to kitties, & is now buried in the garden under the David Austen roses with a little pussy cat plaque. She had been sliding downhill fast & I asked her to please hang on until Home Tour so that I could help pull off this important neighborhood event. The day of Home Tour came. She could not rise from her little nest on the floor. She very clearly said, “Ok, Mom. I made it. Now, can I go?” We zipped her over to the vet & her beloved Daddy, my wonderful husband held her as she drifted away.

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Historic Shed Traditionally designed outbuildings

Historic Shed Traditionally designed outbuildings