specialties

Architectural Salvage and Antique Building Materials
Salvage and antiques lend authenticity to most restorations; they're green choices now, too.

Arts & Crafts Products & Services
A long list of companies that supply the never-ending Arts & Crafts craze.

Classic Cabinets
A look at traditionally inspired cabinetry for today's kitchen.

Classic Chimneypieces
Three companies create mantels inspired by historical models and using the latest in sustainable methods.

Fabricators of Traditional Storefronts
Looking for a fabricated traditional storefront? You've come to the right list.

A Fresh Perspective
Historically-inspired bathrooms reflect scientific and manufacturing progress.

From Prosaic to Precious
In appearance and performance, certain building materials lend themselves to recycling.

Green Lights, January 2013
A new feature showcases products and materials that promote sustainability in the built environment.

Green Lights, February 2013
Solar technology is finding a home in historic buildings.

Green Lights, March 2013
A look at environmentally friendly products for your residential design projects.

Green Lights, April 2013
Finding energy-efficient HVAC systems suitable for historic buildings can be a challenge. Small-duct systems with flexible tubing seem to be one answer that fills the bill.

Green Lights, May 2013
A look at environmentally friendly products for your residential design projects. This report concentrates on exterior materials.

Green Lights, June 2013
With a few simple controls, old buildings can become even more energy efficient than they already are.

Green Lights, July 2013
This month's feature showcases a sustainable kitchen upgrade.

Green Lights, August 2013
Energy efficiency is all the rage these days, and LED is leading the pack.

Green Lights, September 2013
This month's feature showcases the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

Green Lights, October 2013
Preservation and LEED: Seeing Eye to Eye: Preservation and sustainability have often been on a collision course, but now they seem to be ironing out their differences.

Heart of the House
Both old and new old houses benefit from period-appropriate appliances and fixtures.

Mantels & Fireplaces: Finding the Right One
Because the mantel is the primary focus of any room, selecting the one that's "just right" is a critical design decision.

The Period Bath
Suppliers of old-style bathroom products are everywhere; here's a well-vetted list.

The Period Kitchen
Suppliers of old-style kitchen products are everywhere; here's a well-vetted list.

Radiator Covers & Cabinets
The best radiators have found enclosure. Here's a list of companies that make them.

Repelling Roosting Birds: For the Birds
Humane but effective ways to control pest birds.

Successful Projects in Sacred Settings
Religious buildings require the highest level of artistry.

State of the Art
The art behind Arts & Crafts lighting and wallpaper.

The Residential Wine Cellar
What is a wine "cellar" exactly? Turns out they come in a variety of designs, and not all of them are extra pricey.

Today's Wright
The Wright stuff is everywhere.

Victorian Restoration & New Victorian Revival Homes
Here's the list of companies supplying products and services for Victorian restorations and new-old Victorian designs.

Vintage & Period-Style Mailboxes
A list of suppliers who sell period and period-style mailboxes, both post and house mounted.