The key to successful home restoration: good wine

Those of us who have restored homes – and understand the difference between restoring and rehabbing – will enjoy this Why old is good as gold interview in the Boston Globe with HGTV’s Nicole Curtis.




Some of Nicole’s comments about the reasons old houses should be restored include the fact we don’t have either the materials or the tradespeople to build houses like these today, and that there are many wonderful ways to add modern amenities to an old home and technology keeps increasing the options.

Perhaps her best advice, however, was her response to being asked about must-have products when restoring an old home: “definitely a case of really great wine….to celebrate successes”. Oh, and a quality tool kit.

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Andrew Oliver is a Realtor with Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty. Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated

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