Originally Posted by ugaimes
Hi . Nice to meet you!
We are putting in Energy Star, hurricane-grade vinyl windows (the type you tilt out to clean, thank God). We're going to stay with laminate countertops (we don't want to sink too much money into what will become a rental!), but we found some very nice countertops that will go great with the terra cotta paint and tile we've picked out for the kitchen!
That's incredible that your house is 130 years old. What is the upkeep like in that?? I'd love to see pics!
Very good point about the countertops. Save the expensive ones for your dream house.
Those type of windows are great too. I replaced all my windows last year, and now have the tilt/clean type. New windows are much more energy efficient.
The upkeep on my house isn't anything too crazy. It's more a matter of regular maintenance to make sure nothing gets really rundown that could cause future trouble. Like roof repair.
The previous owners did quite a bit of renos, so things like wiring and plumbing were already modernized when i moved in. i think they rewaterproofed parts of the foundation.
I'll put together some pics if you want in a few weeks (my BF is away with work and took our camera. All I have is my camera phone).
Look forward to seeing your renos!