Updating old farmhouse
Since about 98% of the time, I show you fun, pretty pictures, I thought it might be fun to have a look at the side of reality at our place.Who doesn’t love to snoop through other people’s messes some times? Well, as fun and interesting as those things are, it seems like they never really tell you the full truth.🙂 So of course when you buy an old house like this, you’re going to get an inspection. ‘Cause then, honestly, no one would buy houses, ever.The thing is though, as scary as some of these things can sound on paper, none of them have been something that we can’t deal with. Wiring and Electrical In almost any old house that you get into the wiring is going to be straight up weird. There were so many switches and extra thermostats and gadgets that were just taped over when we moved in here.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.
We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.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.So, three years ago, we took the leap and bought the old farm house. A lot of people spend hours watching renovation shows and hope to one day be able to bring an old beauty back to life with a little creativity and a lot of hard work and on the surface, especially on TV, the whole thing can seem pretty exciting and romantic.I’m not saying that it’s not, but I saying that when I tell you about how scary and shameful many parts of our home still are, I’m not lyin’.
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.