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OLD HOUSE RESTORATION VIDEOS- the Menu

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This post is an overview of my old house restoration videos, arranged like my site, INSIDE, OUTSIDE & ALL AROUND. Plus, there’s a special section of THE MASTERS, without whose creativity, genius & pioneering spirit, our bungalows would not exist. There’s also a wonderful section on LIFE & TIMES which will tell you about the culture & technology of the period.

In each section, playlists are grouped by subject. Each video has been thoughtfully chosen to provide the most information, best images & most charming presenters for the given topic.

I find that fully understanding the bungalow requires having knowledge of its history, both as to both design & philosophy, some education on how the various parts work, some familiarity with the culture of the period & lastly, why preserving these charming houses is so important.

The videos will provide you with all of the above, directly from the foremost experts in preservation & art. I hope that you love them as much as I do!

LET THE OLD HOUSE RESTORATION VIDEOS BEGIN!

ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE
The best resource for the old houses, salvage outlets are educational & entertaining.

AMERICAN ART POTTERY
Our country’s first contribution to the world art scene.

ARTS & CRAFTS LIGHTING
Lighting tips & a visit with some master artisans.

BATCHELDER
A genius artist of Craftsman art tiles.

INTERIOR DETAILS
What to expect inside a bungalow.

BUNGALOW KITCHENS
An extensive playlist with some great information & wonderful images of kitchens.

I LOVE LINOLEUM
What is linoleum, how is it made & why is it so dang cool?

KNOB & TUBE
What is it? Is it dangerous to have this type of wiring in your home?

MOLDING
Brent Hull, preservation master, explains how to choose appropriate moldings for your bungalow.

OLD GROWTH WOOD
How is this gift from this gift from the ancient forest different from that which is harvested today?

OLD TOASTERS
Beautifully designed & sometimes dangerous, see toasters developed after electricity was tamed.

SAFETY FIRST
When your house is a jobsite, there are some things that you need to know to keep yourself & your family safe.

WOOD FLOORING FOR YOUR BUNGALOW
Basic information on installation, patching, sanding & finishing.

BENJAMIN MOORE
Some great tips from my favorite paint manufacturers.

BUNGALOW DEFINING FEATURES
What the heck is a bungalow, anyway?

CHIMNEYS
A key character defining feature. Learn about how they are built & the problems they can have.

EXTERIOR SIDING
Learn how to deal with problems in 100 year old wood.

FOUNDATIONS
You can learn about them without getting dirty.

HISTORIC KIT HOUSES
Was your house built from a kit????

SCREEN DOORS
Gently letting the outdoors in.

WOOD WINDOWS
What’s all the fuss about?

BUNGALOW NEIGHBORHOODS
The high quality of life in an on old neighborhood.

ERIC LAVELLE’S MACHINES
This master preservation craftsman shows us the antique equipment he recues, restores & uses in his daily work.

HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUMS IN THE U.S.

These museums allow you to step back into the daily life of times past. It’s the best way to learn about our culture.

HOME INSPECTIONS
Learn how to get the most from your inspection.

RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR BUNGALOW
Videos to supplement the article on what to do & how to do it.

STAYING HEALTHY
The experts weigh-in on how you can help proof your body against the stresses & strains of historic restoration.

THE ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT
Information & images that will show you how the Movement influenced the design of your bungalow.

WHY PRESERVE?
The experts explain the cultural, social & economic benefits of historic preservation. This is my favorite playlist.

TIP: If you want to know how you can benefit by becoming an educated bungalow owner or admirer, read my article HERE!

GREENE & GREENE
The brothers who brought the Arts & Crafts Movement to the West.

MACKINTOSH
Charles Rennie Mackintosh & the Glasgow style.

WILLIAM MORRIS
The father of the Arts & Crafts Movement.

CHARLES ROHLFS
A designer whose beautiful works were perplexing because they could not be categorized.

STICKLEY
The man, the designer, the entrepreneur.

FLW
A close look at Frank Lloyd Wright, the country’s most famous architect.

100 YEARS AGO
World events during the early 1900’s

FASHION & BEAUTY
How cultural changes impacted the world of fashion.

THE BEGINNING OF ADVERTISING
A consumer culture is born.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE
The determined fight to be granted the right to vote.

ART & CULTURE
The music, the cinema, the leisure time of the early 20th Century.

I hope that you have found these old house restoration videos to be as fascinating as I do. I perform a great deal of research & often surprising information pops up in these films that broaden my discoveries. And watching them is so enjoyable!

For more info on my favorite subject, the bungalow, go to my site map & enjoy the drive!

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2 Comments

  1. Maria

    What a great way to spend an afternoon! I had no idea that there was such a wealth of information in this form!

    Reply
    • bungalow101

      Yes, I have spent many an hour watching these great videos & come away happier & smarter!

      Reply

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