Age is such a relative thing, isn’t it? When we were recently selling our condo – which was built in 1994 – a real estate agent commented that it was an “older building.” I personally refuse to believe that anything that was “born” the same year as Justin Beiber was can be considered “old”. The home we just bought was built around 1920 – and even that isn’t really all that old, especially if you have friends who live in Europe. We were once talking with a friend who lives in Paris about homes and when talking about our “old” house he laughed, dragged on his cigarette (how French of him) and said, “My apartment … is older than your country.” And it was – he was living in a building that was erected over 400 years ago which was “nothing special” according to him. So with all this in mind, you’ll have to excuse the bloggers at Young House Love for their slogan of “One family, plus one old house, equals love” – as you may not consider their mid-century home all that aged. It is, however, well loved and an inspiration for DIYers.
As much as we like to talk about tools at HomeFixated, our true love is creating safe, clean, sturdy and good looking homes with our skills. One of our favourite sites for design, décor and green inspiration is Apartment Therapy. It’s well-designed, constantly updated and features some of the best ideas in small home design and décor available from and in magazines, blogs, design firms and stores.