Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A great bungalow resource and more

We went to the Historic Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo at the Merchandise Mart Sept. 30th. It had lots of great displays and information from all sorts of vendors, ranging from really nice Prairie-style cabinet hardware, furniture and Oak radiator covers to environmentally-friendly building materials like linoleum (the real stuff like our house had when it was built , not vinyl, and it lasted 57 years) and tankless hot water heaters (looking like a good option to replace our aging tank).

We are hoping to go for a combination of vintage (to replace the '70's kitchen, for instance) and environmentally friendly improvements over time. I feel like such a slacker compared to so many houseblogging folks. This place is really pretty livable for an old house, though it needs some plumbing, electrical, plaster and masonry work but most of that will wait until early next year.

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