Old House Repairs: 4 Rebuilding Tips For Your Fixer Upper

Old House Repairs: 4 Rebuilding Tips For Your Fixer Upper
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    Searching for your “perfect home” can be stressful, especially when you consider that you’ll have to make some type of modification or repairs.

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If you opt to save some money and purchase a fixer-upper, you can guarantee that you’ll be putting some sweat equity into making it your dream home. The good news is that the work you put into it will pay off by increasing your home’s value. Keep these four rebuilding tips in mind when you begin transforming your home.

Change the Walls

Walls create the atmosphere of a room. Start by washing everything down. Decide on a color scheme that flows through the house from one room to another. Don’t be afraid to let your personality show with your paint choices. Patch up any holes, prime the walls, and start the renovating process. Add an accent wall or bright trim to a room to make it pop when you enter.

Modify the Floors

Many older homes tend to have hardwood floors under old and stained carpets. Instead of replacing the carpet, consider refinishing the hardwood floor. Hardwood floors are appealing to buyers. They last longer than carpet as long as they are well-maintained. If you’re set on buying carpet, try to select a neutral color that flows with the walls. Add extra cushion underneath to make it softer.

Plumbing

Examine the plumbing and replace old rusted pipes with new ones. You don’t want to be hassled with the need to eliminate leaks by updating the important but unseen details. Leaks create water damage, which contributes to mold and other issues that are expensive to repair.

Don’t Forget the Outside

Curb appeal can make or break a house. It’s what people see when they pull up in the driveway. Don’t neglect the outside. It isn’t expensive to pull weeds, plant a few flowers or bushes and trim the grass. Add a few decorations. Repainting or siding the house is a costlier modification, but completely transforms your home from looking like a fixer-upper into something that you’re proud to show off.

Purchasing a fixer-upper doesn’t require a ton of money, but is something you’ll need to think long and hard about. The repairs and modifications you’ll have to make take time and might not be feasible to complete all at once. Be patient with the process and you’ll have your fixer-upper turned into a completely different home when you’re done.

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