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January 2015

Home Systems Radiator covers made by cabinetmakers are a specialty of Fichman Furniture.

Heating Made Pretty

by Mary Ellen Polson
There’s no need to put up with flimsy vent covers, or radiators with flaking paint. Period-friendly products let you gussy-up the less-than-attractive evidence of your HVAC system, and many choices are quite affordable.
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Heating Fixes (that don’t require starting over)

by Mary Ellen Polson
Heating an old house is a balancing act; even those built in the 20th century may have aging, inefficient systems.
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Arts & Crafts Around the Hearth

by Lori Viator
Browse an eye-opening list of specialist products and manufacturers to beautify the hearth (and discreetly distribute heat), all suitable for bungalows, Craftsman-era homes, and those of the Arts & Crafts Revival.
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Roofing

Tropical Timberwoods, Inc.

by ACH admin
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Interiors

Not Just for Kitchen & Bath

by Patricia Poore
Tile is used not just in the kitchen and bathroom but also for fireplace surrounds, entries—and floors! Tile is a durable flooring that is also artistic, both in its intrinsic body and color and because of the patterns in which it can be laid.
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Floors, Walls and Ceilings With its marbled tiles in a checkerboard pattern and black border, this recent VCT (vinyl composition tile) floor mimics period linoleum. Photo by Gridley + Graves.

The Floor is a Key to Style!

by Mary Ellen Polson
Bungalow floors and more: For Arts & Crafts-inspired homes built at the end of the Victorian era and into the 20th century, many flooring types are appropriate—and available again today.
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