A good friend of mine just restored a circa 1820 home located in the heart of the College Hill Historic District. His antique home is now a state-of-the-art smart-home. Like his home, my friend is smart, if not handy, and found that even new things break. No Mr. Fix-it, he solved one maintenance issue by having a company on retainer to replace burnt-out light bulbs! He prefers to stick to what he is very good at, and it's not carpentry, painting, or changing light bulbs. He's a very good problem solver. This is how one family man can live in an old-house and not know how, or have the inclination, to use or own a hammer? Don't be intimidated. Most of us are not all that handy. We just don't let that prevent us from enjoying a very special lifestyle, living in an old home, here on the historic East Side.
If you don't want to do-it-yourself, find out about our restoration services at the Old-House Cooperative
Do you want to live in a charming older home in one of Providence's historic East Side neighborhoods? Contact Chris, the "Old-House Concierge". Chris will help you make it happen.