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New Charm to an Old Home

April 13, 2015 — 2 min read

Thinking about purchasing an older home or living in one currently? Older homes tend to have a lot of charm and character, but may need a little updating or renovating. Here are a few things to look for and some easy things you can do to give your old home a new look.

Water Damage

Check in and around the outside of your home for any signs of damage. Call a professional to help you replace any indoor or outdoor plumbing that may be outdated or damaged.


It is possible that your home may have little, to no insulation. Older homes were built with no floor or ceiling insulation and in some cases, wall insulation. Or it could be that it has decomposed over the years. This can cause your utility bills to be higher than you may expect. It might be helpful to hire a professional to assess your situation and put in new insulation.


A little fresh paint can change the feel of any room. Call a few friends and have a painting party to give your walls an updated look.


While your windows may be beautiful in your older home, they may need to be upgraded. Older windows are often single-pane steel and tend to allow air to escape. Most home improvement stores can custom order energy efficient windows to fit any frame so you don't lose the look of your home.


Replace old flooring with new hardwood or carpeting. By choosing a durable, stain resistant, material you can bring your old home to back life. Choose a color and material that will hold up in high traffic areas.


Even the smallest details of your home can make a big difference in its appearance. Replace old light fixtures, knobs, facets or hardware in your home to give it a fresh look.

Curb Appeal

Your home isn't the only thing that catches the neighbor's eyes. Your lawn plays a huge role in the appearance of your house. Having a well-manicured lawn with beautiful flowers or shrubs can help make your home more appealing.

Contact us today about a Streamline 203K loan for your renovations or repairs.