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Modern Living & DIY in an 1880s home with Stacy Grinsfelder, Host of Blake Hill House Podcast | The Home Staging Show Season 9 Episode 3

Modern Living & DIY in an 1880s home with Stacy Grinsfelder, Host of Blake Hill House Podcast | The Home Staging Show Season 9 Episode 3

Modern Living & DIY in an 1880s home with Stacy Grinsfelder, Host of Blake Hill House Podcast | The Home Staging Show Season 9 Episode 3

About Today’s Show & About Stacy

Welcome back to the Home Staging Show! On this episode I’ve got a really fun and interesting guest, fellow podcaster Stacy Grinsfelder.

Stacy hosts the podcast True Tales from Old Houses and runs a blog about modern living and DIY called Blake Hill House. Stacy and her family moved into their 1800s home after falling in love with its architectural quirks and rich history.  Now, she’s a passionate advocate for the respectful restoration of old houses that honors their past while giving them a fresh, modern present. 

Stacy and I cover a lot of ground in this episode, talking about why she decided to move into an old house and what to expect if you want to do the same. We discuss home inspections, what kind of money & time you can expect to spend on restoring an old home, and what she would do differently if she had to do it all again. And Stacy shares some of the common mistakes that restoration newbies tend to make when they’re first learning how to live in their old home. 

On today’s show, here are some of the stuff we discussed:

  • Why Stacy and her family decided to move into an 1800s home.

  • What you should prepare for when moving into an old home.

  • What to keep in mind when conducting a home inspection. 

  • How modern day living can clash with life in a home from the 19th century.

  • Some of the design quirks of old homes that can make them particularly rewarding and appealing.

  • Whether restoring and renovating old homes increases their property value.

  • How to take good care of an old home and minimize surprise renovations as much as possible.

  • Stacy’s top tip for people moving into an old home.


Connect with Stacy

Owning an 1880s fixer-upper is a DIY dream that Stacy did not even know she wanted. Yet, here she is, paintbrush in hand, marveling at the fact that this beauty is her family’s. Some days she feels more like the caretaker than the owner. Even so, her family home is not a museum. They live here.

She strives to inspire others to preserve old homes, respect the irreplaceable craftsmanship, and adapt modern living to these treasures of the past.

The Blake Hill House (BHH) blog is chock full of restoration education, DIY tutorials and before-and-afters. The True Tales From Old Houses podcast is available on most podcast listening platforms and the BHH blog. Each episode contains preservation education and stories from restoration professionals and other old house lovers. Her co-host, Devyn Caldwell, lends his voice to the biweekly conversations.

Stacy Grinsfelder | Blake Hill House | True Tales from Old Houses Podcast | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn


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