Restoration Hardway

A hands-on restoration of an unusual Arts & Crafts, shingle-style home built in Des Moines in 1907.

Many people don’t care much for their living rooms. It seems surprising, but that has been our observation. They love their kitchen or even better their kitchen and great room. But we’ve always loved our living rooms. From our very first house onward, our living room has been at least as important to us as [...]

Restoration floorplan

See how the dining room is in the center of the floor plan of the house? This makes a lot of sense. The dining room is the connection point.