Choosing the Right Siding for Your Historic Home

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Historic home renovation is big business in New Orleans, thanks to the abundance of antique housing stock throughout the greater metropolitan area. Restoring one to its former glory is both a profession and a labor of love. To achieve a finished project that protects your investment and compliments the architectural style, it’s critical to choose […]

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Retrofit or Replace? How to Handle Historic Windows When Renovating

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Renovations of historic homes and buildings require special consideration for the windows. Although the original windows are an integral part of the architecture of any historic building, they are much less energy-efficient than modern windows and are often less functional. Here’s what those planning to renovate this type of property should know about striking a […]

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How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color Palette for Your Home

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New Orleans is known for its colorful personality, which means there’s always a variety of colors and tones in its local architecture. For those in the area, residential remodeling projects can modernize a home, personalize it to an owner’s taste, and even increase its value. Choosing a palette is an important first step, and this […]

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The History Behind Blue Porch Ceilings in the South

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Anyone who has spent much time in the South has probably seen (and wondered about) the blue porch ceilings on many of the homes—especially in New Orleans. Understanding where this tradition originated can help homeowners accurately incorporate this touch during historic home preservation and renovation projects. The History The Southern tradition of painting porch ceilings […]

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