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September 30, 2019 at 8:00 AMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Tips For Restoring an Old House

By DavidKoller More Blogs by This Author

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Restoring a house is a good investment. Especially if it's your ancestral house with an emotional value attached to it. They say that you need one of two things to do this time or money. The truth is that you need both just in different proportions. If you don't want to spend a fortune and hire other people to do the job for you then you'll need to invest a lot of your time and effort. However, the joy of the process is worth it. You can successfully rework an old house into a lovely unique space that will maintain its value over time. Here are some useful ideas that will help you get closer to that goal.

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1. Prioritize

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Restoring a house is both a challenging and exciting process. Sure, choosing wall colors and carpets is fun, but there are many more important things to consider first. For that reason, its important to set your priorities. Focus on the things that may cause further damage like repairing roofs and windows. Water leaking through the roof may cause serious issues down the road so make sure to start from that. See if the windows need replacement or a simple polishing up. Learning how to prioritize also means that you won't break a budget for unnecessary repairs. You'll have a clear insight into the things that need to be done to proceed with your renovation.

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2. Do a thorough inspection.

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Whether you're restoring a house you bought or inherited, there's one important thing to do before the restoration process and that's an inspection. Even though the house may have enough rooms or space that you need, you need to make sure that everything is working properly. Check the roof and other vital parts of the house that may have been damaged. Look at the plumbing and test everything. Flip the light switches, flush the toilets, turn on the taps and shower and make sure there isn't any water damage. If you realise that some things need repairs, consider how much it would cost and whether or not it'll pay off in the future.

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3. Replace your plumbing fixtures.

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The kitchen and bathroom usually get the most attention in every home. Thats because we spend a lot of time there. Replacing faucets both in the kitchen and the bathroom will surely give your home a more polished look. Faucets, sinks, and sprayers tend to get dingy and out of date quickly. Also, they can make the entire room look repelling. Since were talking about kitchen and bathroom which are the rooms most associated with hygiene and cleanliness, old faucets can make the entire room look unattractive even if its filled with brand new furniture. Investing in new plumbing fixtures will give a new look to your house and also boost its value. Theres a great variety of options to choose from. Depending on your overall decor style, you can go for a classic chrome finish or something more refined like oil-rubbed bronze or brushed nickel.

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4. A statement front door.

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Sometimes, its the small things that make a big change. Making your front door stand out will boost the curb appeal of the entire house. Before grabbing a bucket of paint, check and see if they need some repairs. They may be damaged or poorly maintained. If your doors have alignment issues and youre having difficulties to lock them, you need professional help. The best way to do this is to look for local door repair experts who will help you solve any door problem you have. After youve finished with the reparation, you can focus on making them shine. Wash them and repaint them if you can. Dont be afraid to use contrasting colors than the rest of the house. Put a new doormat as a finishing touch and youll be amazed how small changes like these can go a long way.

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5. Upgrade the floors.

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Interestingly, there's been a constant battle between carpets and wooden floors. Somehow, the wooden floors always win. First of all, there's a wide range of options to explore. From laminate, hardwood, bamboo or plank to faux wood, you can make your choice depending on how much money you're willing to spend. Wooden floors are absolute winners when it comes to maintenance since the carpets need to be cleaned quite often. Not to mention that one stain can ruin it forever. To keep the wooden floors clean, you just need a mop, a bucket, and some adequate cleaning solution. Another great thing about the wooden floors is that it's fantastic for people who have allergies caused by carpet dust. When it comes to kitchen and bathroom, ditch the linoleum and replace it with ceramic tiles. It will give the rooms a more polished look.

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6. Upgrade your walls with a fresh coat of paint.

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Nothing transforms the space more than freshly painted walls. Aside from the aesthetics, it will also remove the dirt and stains on the walls. When it comes to choosing the colour, the general rule of thumb is the brighter the better. This is especially true for countries that have many sunny days per year where people want to incorporate that natural light into their homes. If youd like to be a part of the renovation process, you can paint the walls yourself. On the other hand, if youd like to save time and effort, you can always call the professionals. By doing this, you'll make sure that the job has been done perfectly plus it'll leave you more time to deal with other important things.

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Lets be honest, restoring an old house is not an overnight process. It will take both time and money if you want to do the job right and ensure that it will last for many years to come. On the other hand, it's an exciting adventure. You get to create a house of your dreams and design every little detail according to your preferences. Hopefully, these tips will help you along the way and make it a more enjoyable experience.

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