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One of the main tenets of historic preservation philosophy is to "minimize intervention." This means do as little as possible to the building and preserve as much of the historic fabric as possible. This philosophy is most difficult to adhere to when fitting a modern kitchen into an old house, since ways of life and standards for hygiene and convenience have changed dramatically in the past 50 to 100 years. When fitting a modern kitchen into an old house, try to choose a space that doesn't have a lot of features that contribute to the historic character of the building. For instance, window placement on the house's exterior is often critical to the historic style. If you move windows