There is a big difference between purchasing an old home in need of renovation and a new home that is “move in ready.”
If you are up for a few renovation projects, an old home may be perfect for you. This allows you to save money on the sales price, while also putting your own stamp on the property upon completing your renovation.
Here are three changes to consider when renovating an old home:
1. Kitchen. You spend a lot of time in your kitchen, meaning that those old cabinets and counters have to go. No matter how much you can afford to spend on your kitchen renovation, there are products that will suit your style and budget.
2. Flooring. Do you really want to walk on that old carpet every day? Have you finally come to the conclusion that those scratched hardwood floors have no chance at survival? You may be surprised at how quickly new flooring can transform the look and feel of your home (regardless of age).
3. Knock down a wall. Most old houses don’t have an open floor plan. If this is something you desire consider the benefits of knocking down a wall to clear out space and add sightlines. This can be a big project, but with the right contractor on your side it is more than doable.
If you find yourself renovating an old home, only you know which changes are most important. However, the three above are often times a good place to start.