Something Old & New | Lone Star Restoration
I don't watch a great deal of TV in general, but History Channel's Lone Star Restoration is definitely a show I need to start recording. Or watch episodes online. The show follows Brent Hull, a historical preservationist, through his different projects. Hull recently described his prerogative to Papercity Magazine stating,
“I get excited about teaching people about things that aren’t typically being talked about on TV...Instead of flipping a house and ripping out all the old and putting in new stuff, we’re saving things. It’s valuable...That’s an important lesson I believe in.”
I certainly understand that it's hard to feel nostalgic about preserving original household details if you think they're downright ugly. I don't think original details are always worth preserving. However, I also don't think renovating a house should be a 'race to the bottom' so to speak. If the focus is only on doing work faster and cheaper, the end product will reflect that mindset. Lone Star Restoration seems to be a show that highlights the necessity of thoughtfulness and taking one's time with regards to home renovations.