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DIY Tips From the Experts at Restore Michiana
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Whether you’re planning your next house project or just ready to learn something new, Restore Michiana returns with lectures and workshops focusing on old-home rehab essentials.

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Home Renovation: Low-cost Energy Improvements
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For many homeowners, energy costs are one of the biggest household budget items. Low-cost improvements can help owners of vintage homes reduce those energy bills, providing savings that last all year.

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Home Renovation: Rewiring a Vintage Home
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Understanding your vintage home’s electrical systems will help you make informed decisions
during a renovation project.

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Home Renovation: Restoring a Historic Porch
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A porch is one of the great pleasures of a vintage house, and getting the look of the porch right for the style of the house adds street appeal.

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Home Renovation: Refinishing Floors and Woodwork
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Lurking beneath that outdated shag carpet or glued-down tile may be one of the best assets of your vintage house, a wood floor.

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Home Renovation: Updating Kitchens and Baths
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Major renovation of kitchens and bathrooms can increase a home’s value and enhance functionality, while retaining vintage charm.

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Home Renovation: Plaster and Drywall Repair
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Before assuming that old plaster must be removed, consider repair instead.

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Home Renovation: ABCs of Insulation
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Focus on key areas for insulation and weatherization to cut your energy bills and increase your comfort.

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Home Renovation: Heating and Cooling Your Old House
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Modest updates to vintage heating and cooling systems can save you big money on utility bills.

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