Thinking about buying an old house? Be sure you know all of the common problems, hidden costs & benefits involved.

Thinking about buying an old house? Be sure you know all of the common problems, hidden costs & benefits involved.

Five worst mistakes you can make in fixing up an old house: 1 - replacing the old windows; 2 - tiling or carpeting over hardwood floors; 3 - putting aluminum or vinyl siding over clapboard; 4 - replacing plaster walls with sheetrock; 5 - removing architectural details unique to the house (inside or out).

Five worst mistakes you can make in fixing up an old house: 1 - replacing the old windows; 2 - tiling or carpeting over hardwood floors; 3 - putting aluminum or vinyl siding over clapboard; 4 - replacing plaster walls with sheetrock; 5 - removing architectural details unique to the house (inside or out).

With the help of a slow cooker, water and dish soap, caked-on paint can be easily removed to restore the original details that give character to a home. Restore old brass hardware around the house with these easy instructions. http://www.ehow.com/how_6831910_restore-brass-hardware.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=inline&utm_campaign=fanpage

With the help of a slow cooker, water and dish soap, caked-on paint can be easily removed to restore the original details that give character to a home. Restore old brass hardware around the house with these easy instructions. http://www.ehow.com/how_6831910_restore-brass-hardware.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=inline&utm_campaign=fanpage

10 Tips for Rewiring an Old House What you need to know to get an old house rewired properly, with minimal damage to the building. By Tony Seideman in Old House Journal

10 Tips for Rewiring an Old House What you need to know to get an old house rewired properly, with minimal damage to the building. By Tony Seideman in Old House Journal

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