When buying an older home, most people look forward to updating the wallpaper and carpets, not the roof and HVAC system. But while cosmetic repairs are the most exciting, they’re also the least urgent.
The good news? If necessary repairs eat up your home improvement budget, you can DIY a lot of cosmetic upgrades to save money.
These old home upgrades are great for DIY:
- Removing wallpaper and repainting.
- Replacing faucet, door, and cabinet hardware (new knobs will run you anywhere from $2 to $20).
- Installing light switch plates.
- Painting or staining cabinets.
- Installing new light fixtures.
- Removing carpet and refinishing hardwood.
When your remodeling budget is replenished, turn your attention to these projects that require professional labor:
Stepping into an old home sends your head spinning with renovation ideas. But before you can start thinking about interior design, you need to get your old house into fighting shape. By prioritizing urgent repairs and deferred maintenance over design upgrades, you get your new old house livable — even if that floral wallpaper isn’t exactly lovable.
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Article Compliments of : Bret Engle — DiyGuys.net