Flipping an Old Home the Right Way

Many buyers right now want the convenience of a new build with all the charm and character of an old home. Historic remodeling is a great way to prepare a house to sell or to renovate your dream home. You are sure to get plenty of offers by taking the bones and structure of an old home and adding new appliances, electrical work, and modern paint colors. Here are a few things you can do to turn an old home into a home that everyone will love. 

Check the Roof and Foundation

Before any interior work can be done, it is important to make sure the roof, foundation, and siding are all up to code. Don’t skimp out on having a thorough inspection done to make sure there are no major issues with the bones of the house. Pipes, electrical wires, foundation damage, and rotting siding can be a huge setback if you don’t deal with them upfront. 

Have a Cushion for Unexpected Costs

Unexpected costs are almost always going to arise in old houses. During a historic remodeling, it’s almost a guarantee that you will have setbacks, even after a thorough inspection. Give yourself an extra cushion in your budget to allow for these costs. You don’t want to be stuck in the middle of a renovation without the funds to continue. 

Upgrade the Kitchen

The kitchen is by far the most important room to upgrade when flipping an old house. New appliances, cabinets, and light fixtures will make the kitchen look modern and functional, while still keeping the charm of the original design. 

Don’t Overlook Cosmetics

While function and safety are both imperative aspects of a remodel, don’t forget about curb appeal and aesthetics. An old home will likely need new flooring, and a fresh coat of paint, both inside and out. These simple improvements can completely transform a home. 

Renovating an old home can be stressful, but it’s also a lot of fun. Take your time, do things the right way, and experience how satisfying the payoff can be.