solid oak front door of our historic home in La Grange

To Match Or Not To Match

Remember when I said, ” pick the most critical items to match, bite the bullet on those items and find other places to save money?” (read more here)  Well so far, it seems everything has been deemed critical, so we need to find ways to save money. Because exterior details tend to be more permanent, architectural features of a home, most are critical to match. Mismatched … Continue reading To Match Or Not To Match

reclaimed stone is selected to match existing foundation stone in this historical renovation

Matching Stone

In the end, the goal is to build an addition that nobody notices. The key to that is matching all the cool old details both inside and out. This sounds easy, but as time marches on, methods, materials, and styles change making once ordinary building supplies objects of exhausting treasure hunts. We need foundation stone for the addition. I have no idea where the stone … Continue reading Matching Stone