Tips for living in an old house?
My husband and I have found a lovely home with the perfect location and layout for our family. As a bonus, it is over 100 years old but was remodeled in 2001 so it has tons of character but is NOT a fixer (a project we really could not tackle right now, with a toddler and a new baby on the way!)
So...if we do make an offer (which we're strongly considering) what should we expect from living in an older home? How much should we budget for maintenance? What pitfalls should we watch out for? How do we avoid faux pas in carrying out our responsibility of preserving the heritage for another generation? :)
While I'm here, does Cape Cod accurately describe this style? It is said to have been built in the late 1800s. It may have been built in the Pacific Northwest; but the architect who did the remodel has also been known to import structures from Massachusetts for reconstruction and renovation, and I'm not sure if this was such a project.