Take a guess which side the Chaos Fairy falls on? *laugh*
Yep, I support fixing up old buildings…on top of the eco-friendly benefits, I’m an advocate for historic preservation.
I’m a bit bothered by the current trend where everything has to be brand-new…new houses and the resurgence of (gated and bland) suburban communities. Yuk. People have even said they don’t want to live in a house that somebody else has lived in.
So, here’s some articles I found that examine/study the benefits of restoring an older home (over building new).
And, if you have a historic home (or are looking to buy one), the National Trust is a good place to start.
Any other sites re: reusing/remodeling old homes you’d like to recommend?