posted on May, 25 2016 @ 12:35 PM
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
I have an old house, too - that needed a lot of work. In fact, I was just this morning doing some long overdue painting in the back room (a
this house was built in 1939, and it was built to last - repairs and maintenance are difficult because it was built with oak framing, real stone, and
the best materials money could buy. The original owner was a contractors' insurance agent, and his clients (the contractors) built the house. All
copper plumbing, heavy duty top-quality (for the time) wiring, plaster walls, hardwood floors, etc. A tornado wouldn't level this place! No way.
Fortunately my contractor has become a good friend, and he enjoys the challenge. There is NO project on this house that is easy.
I bought it in 1999 - for $45,000 - and it needed new almost-everything. I do the "caterpillar" method - one room at a time, and the sun-room is the
last of the main living space that needed updating. I'm so excited to be so close to having it done!
No easy-peasy weekend window swap out for us - no - it takes hours and hours and special equipment and lots of experience to do anything structural.
But I love it. It has lots of character.....
edit on 5/25/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)