From Fixer to Forever: 3 Tips To Restoring Old Homes Autos


Are you dreaming of restoring an old house that just needs a little TLC to return to its former glory? If you answered yes, then follow this guide for three major areas to check to help take you from a fixer to a forever home. These areas include the foundation, plumbing and electrical.

Update the Foundation

You have heard the saying, “this house has good bones,” countless times before. Just because structurally it looks good does not mean you want to take a chance on it. The first thing you want to do when you purchase your fixer home is getting the foundation checked. Contact your local Edens structural Tulsa company to have a complete check done. Updating the base of your house will allow you to move on to take care of the rest.

Fix the Pipes

As you get your foundation updated, call your local plumber to have your pipes modernized. Older homes, particularly before the 1970s, can have a plethora of plumbing problems. If not caught early, these can cost you thousands. It is tempting to replace small sections as issues arise. However, in older houses, this may just be putting band-aids on the problem. Take care of your home’s plumbing before moving in to ensure a smooth transition once you do.

Check Electrical

Finally, older homes were built to a different electrical standard than today. Unless there has been a recent update to the house, you will want to have an electrician perform a home electrical update. This upgrade needs to include checking the wires, updating the service panel and adding outlets. Older homes require a bit more work, so be sure to work with an electrician familiar with old house design to avoid potentially costly errors.

With a little bit of work, you can transform your old house into your dream home.