Where do you start when renovating an old house?

How to remodel an old homeEvaluate the old house. First, hire the services of a surveyor to assess the property and identify problems. Fix the walls and redo the floors. These 12 tips will help you get the most out of your home inspection.

These are the 12 home renovations you'll probably regret later on. Here are 17 smart home renovation and improvement tips you should know. Start prowling through the corridors of the hardware store or shopping mall long before the demolition team arrives. Get a good idea of what you want in accessories and appliances and how much they cost.

Some of the most expensive areas to renovate an old home include replacing the roof and foundation, electricity and plumbing, and upgrading the air conditioning system. Any change you make, good or bad, changes its composition, explains Claire Zinnecker, founder of Claire Zinnecker Design in Austin, Texas, which is also renovating her own popular Victorian home from 1899.

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