14 Costly Problems of Old Homes You Should Watch Out For

Plaster maintenance

If you own an older home, you might one day realize that the reason your house walls get damaged so often is that they’re plaster instead of drywall. In that case, you can either call in a professional and have your plaster repair (again) or have it replaced with drywall.

Depending on how damaged your wall is, you might have to pay anywhere from $10 to $100 per square foot or $20 per crack.

“A well-built house can have beautiful features like floors or moldings that can be preserved and incorporated with modern updates. These are the elements of the home that make it special and unique. Uncovering historic elements can be a lot of fun and help you think about design in a new way,” says Colasuonno.

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