things i didn’t know about plaster…

…until i went on the cleveland-holloway home tour:

* it’s a better insulator than drywall, so houses with plaster stay cooler in summer (if properly ventilated) and warmer in winter

* it has better acoustical properties than drywall.

i had to miss the preservation durham tour this year, so i was quite pleased to be able to take a tour. C-H was really inspiring. i don’t know if j and i will ever be in a position to renovate a house that has to be taken down to the studs (or close), and then there’s the fact that i’m kind of lazy and unfocused, but there’s still a part of me that would so love to do that.