Hayley Ninnis lives in southeastern Pennsylviania and
enjoys a variety of activities, including performing
renovations. In fact, Hayley Ninnis has recently
purchased an old home to flip.
Home renovations may present a number of
unexpected challenges. This is particularly true of
older or historic homes. For instance, parts of the
property might have significant water damage or mold,
or have lead fixtures. When renovating older homes,
an owner shouldn’t have an overly limited budget.
Renovating Old Homes
Additionally, the owner should consider the building’s
historic character. Features such as decorative
moldings create interest for potential buyers and make
the building stand out among others that lack this
unique character. In fact, preserving original features
typically adds to the building’s worth. Therefore, a
renovator should try to keep these features wherever
possible while modernizing the building in other ways.
For example, new paneling or tiles should not be
installed by using nails or other methods that might
damage the originals underneath.