Although central heating was available in the later 19th century, many average houses did not have “central” heating until the later 1930’s.Combination stoves heated the space with wood for winter cooking and heating and gas for summer cooking.Find out how to update the exterior of your home with new cladding, a new roof or a new driveway, as well as advice on the little changes that can make a big difference.
It’s rare you see a kitchen that matches the period of the house. This however, is the stuff your guests will remember.
Vintage Parlors are nice but they’re a dime a dozen.
A gravity furnace heats the air and the hot air slowly rises through a duct system as hot air always rises. Just blasts of very hot air naturally rising through the ducts.
The reason this furnace is called an Octopus Furnace is because of the duct-work.
One attraction of renovation projects is the charming original features they possess.
But what do you do when they are in poor condition or missing altogether?
Natasha Brinsmead explains where to start when it comes to designing your home.
Her guide includes tips on scheduling the renovation project; finding a designer; how much to pay for design work; the renovation design mistakes to avoid; considering energy efficiency; and what you need to know about planning permission.
This part of the guide tackles structural changes to your home.
For example, you may want to add space or change the use of your spaces with a basement conversion, garage conversion or loft conversion and some projects will require the knocking down of walls if you want to do any internal remodelling. Completely overhauling the external details of your house will transform its look and the way you feel about it — and the good news is that there are ways of doing this to suit all budgets.
In 1941 however, a brand new American Standard/Sunbeam Octopus Furnace was installed to provide central heating.