This Old House

Why would anyone want to live in a dwelling that looks exactly like every other structure within spitting distance? Old homes have so much more character than the cookie-cutter houses that plague recent developments. Unfortunately, old houses also come with their share of problems. But I'd still take a 1920s bungalow over a brand-spanking-new structure any day of the week.

If you own and love an old house, you'd be smart to attend today's Northwest Denver Old House Expo. The free event will offer information and workshops from a range of experts on everything you need to know, including how to heat and cool your old house with energy efficiency; utilizing or expanding space; remodeling; caring for older windows and masonry; water efficiency; building and zoning permits; and choosing the right colors for your home. Stop by the Highlands Masonic Temple Center, 3550 Federal Boulevard, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; visit www.denveroldhouseexpo.com or call 303-916-4359 for information.
Sat., May 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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