Welcome to My Century Home! Thanks so much for stopping by, it’s our hope that you find the information, stories and content on this site helpful, inspirational and practical.
Keep reading to learn more about who we are and why we created this site!
This site is run by wife and husband, Donna and Mike. As a Realtor myself for the past 20 years and my husband working in HVAC and construction for nearly 40 years, we’ve developed a rather strong relationship with all things home related – especially century homes.
We both grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved farther east – away from the busy city life – nearly 30 years ago.
After many months of searching for the perfect house to raise our 4 boys, we found our gem – which appeared to have been waiting vacant for us for many months.
We bought an old century home.
Complete with low ceilings, an inconvenient floor design and dated decor from some decade before. Still, we saw opportunity and potential.
We were young. We were ambitious. And we had a clear, wide-eyed vision for what the house could be. For what the house would be.
Now here we are, a couple decades later, and still updating, renovating and realizing that same vision we had so many years ago.
We’re not done yet but this site is our story. These are our solutions to all the ups and downs and all the little (major) things that we’ve learned along the way.
And we’re here to share them with you.
Why We Created My Century Home
There’s no shortage of DIY sites and renovation blogs. But we want to show what’s truly and affordably possible with old, century homes. We want to help people see past the crooked walls, the low ceilings and uneven floors.
Century homes are experienced. They have rich histories and stories just waiting to be told through fresh paint, the right design and a renovation project that not only updates to a modern look but also highlights the uniqueness that’s so characteristic of century homes.
We want to help people see the same vision that we had so many years ago and to inspire the best in your old home.
Our goal is to inspire creativity and excitement for updating older homes while keeping their character and class.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below or visit our contact page and we will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Mike & Donna