Friday, 4 November 2016

Common House Issues in Older Homes and How to Fix them

Many of us have older homes that might not have a faux brick wall in them, but rather real walls and other parts that give the house a bit of an older quality. However, there are a few issues that often need to be tackled when looking into older homes, and this article will go over a few major issues, and how to rectify them. by the end of this, you will know how to fix some of these common home problems in no time.

The first is poor insulation. This is definitely a bigger problem, because in some cases there is either almost no insulation, or no insulation at all, which means a house is either very hot or very cold, and the heat and cold won’t be able to really be controlled.  This is a surefire way to become uncomfortable as well.

The solution to this is to get some blow-in insulation that you can put a faux brick wall over.  It doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money on drywall removal to put the insulation in.  this is essentially insulation where you cut holes in the walls and put insulation in there. It’s a great, less invasive option that can again, be covered with a faux brick wall or another type of paneling to help.
Then there are the old radiators.  This is definitely something that is more of an eyesore than anything.  These radiators can be changed however, and not only will they look nice, but they will put heat into various rooms. If you still want to use a radiator, this is certainly one of the options for it as well.

Then there is a lack of storage. This is another faux pas of older homes, because often they don’t really have the space for it.  However, there are ways to create better storage without spending a ton of money. The first, is to find a storage space that can be put on your property, such as a shed or the like. You should also look on your property where you might have little areas where you can store things.  You can even do this under stairways, under windows or between them, or even between the door and the wall. This is definitely something that works, and if you want to create a closet in a room, that’s another solution. If you have an attic or basement, consider finishing it too, because this is one of the best ways to implement the idea of storage into your home, and it’ll allow you to have a better means for storing your favorite items.

With this type of home, there are other problems that can come about as well, such as plumbing and electrical issues. However, with a specialist, those can be fixed, but typically, these three problems are the three biggest that you find in a home and it can be fixed. 


  1. Terrific tips to fix problems and shortfalls in older homes by renovating homes to take advantage of their charm and special features