Updating old farmhouse
Scary Basements Speaking of basements, I can’t believe that I’m about to show you ours. Again, as far as old farm houses go, this one is actually pretty good.
I swear that one of the basements we looked at was half swamp.
And it doesn’t hurt that we seem to get a ton of compliments on our cute house no matter what state of semi-disrepair it’s in! Have you ever dreamed of bringing an old house back to life?
Don’t forget to visit my most recent home tour if you’re feeling in need of some pretty pictures to look at after all of this old house messiness!
Sloping Floors and General Non-Levelness I don’t think “level” was really a thing back when this house was built.
They built the outside walls out of brick first and then filled in the inside walls after.
Most of all, I love the sense of pride and wonder that we get from owning our own little piece of local history and being in charge of its care and restoration.As much as restoring an old house can be a big, frustrating mess that you don’t see coming, there are probably just as many benefits that will surprise you if you take on the challenge.For one, building a house back in the day, without all of the technology and conveniences that we have now meant they REALLY had to plan out what they were doing.Our house didn’t even have electricity or running water when it was built, so these things were added in over time and there have been a lot of different ways of doing electrical throughout the years.
We’re lucky to have a couple of rooms (like the kitchen and master bedroom) that are completely modernized and up to code, and the rest of the house is only a little outdated, mostly.
Seemingly Random and Senseless Renovations of all Kinds I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cursed the previous owners. Even places where the previous owners did a quick and not-so-quality job are understandable, because who hasn’t done a little quick fix “just for now” and then left it for way too long?