Rule #3. Pick a fixer- upper with cosmetic upgrades instead of major, expensive projects. Well, of course! We didn't put lots of money into our first house. Instead of fixing the foundation or updating the kitchen, we did inexpensive things like painting, pulling out old, overgrown bushes, and replacing the carpet.And the new house? In the five years since we moved in, here are the projects we've completed: refinished all the wood floors (all 1,800 square feet of them); replaced the roof and some windows; rewired the house; renovated the bathroom; fixed the barn roof; replaced the leaking toilets and one of the rotten bathroom floors.
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