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remodeling Old Farmhouse

Posted by uepy1957 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 21, 09 at 10:38

My pre 1854 Federal-Victorian Farmhouse needs a complete overhaul. I need a source for idea's for paint colours,floor coverings, lighting,furniture,etc. The 6 main "3 over 3" rooms are large (15'x17')with hardwood floors. The later added galley kitchen (10'x25'!)with a prominent wood burning cook stove is a decorators challege too.
Any help?

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RE: remodeling Old Farmhouse

I wish I lived next door to you! Won't it be fun picking all that stuff out! That's all the help I can give you. Someone will know the answer, though. Hang in there.

RE: remodeling Old Farmhouse

are you keeping the wood stove ? and could you post pics of what you are starting with...
we would love to see the before/after pics

RE: remodeling Old Farmhouse

With a 1854 house "that needs a complete overhaul", there are a lot of considerations to make before you decide on the decor. Important decisions. Are you going to restore it, renovate it, or do something in between? Or are you really going to remodel it (usually means to gut it & put a new house in an old shell)? Do you know what's original in the house that needs to be saved - you can bet most contractors won't?

Dreaming about how it's going to look when it's finished is a good & normal thing, but 150+ year old house is not the same as a new build or a 40 year old fixer upper. Really old houses have their own set of problems that will take a lot of effort to get it to the point of decorating.

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