How To Renovate a Farmhouse


Now that you’ve purchased your farm, loaded up your belongings into the moving truck, and set out on your journey to your new home, you’re facing the very real task of remodeling that old farmhouse that came with the land you just purchased somewhere in the rural United States. The farmhouse is gorgeous, rambling, has wood-plank floors, and a barn in the backyard.

The nutrients in the soil make it fertile, and the crops you intend to grow will have a crop production like many wouldn’t believe. Even the movers were impressed by your land. Solomon & Sons Relocation of moved you to your new home and helped you get all your belongings into your new home; now, you need to get down to the business of unpacking and renovating your property. Below you’ll find a few tips to make that dream into a reality.

An old farmhouse is a huge commitment.

The first thing you need to know is that renovating an old farmhouse is a big commitment. You probably already know that old houses are full of their own little quirks, and though you want to keep as many of those as you can, some of those quirks might not work with today’s modern inventions, such a heating and cooling your new home. For example, those gorgeous farmhouse windows are probably single-paned, which won’t do much for keeping your farmhouse cool in the summer and cozy warm in the winter.

If you have a dream of your farmhouse being a cozy spot to relax with a mug of coffee and watch the snow through the huge windows in the den, then you might have to rip out those single-paned windows and replace them with double-paned windows for energy efficiency. It’s best to get a building expert to walk through your old farmhouse with you to inspect the walls, foundation, and even the windows to tell you what you can and can’t do to renovate your new home safely.

Get the help of an expert.

While you may have some idea that you can renovate your old farmhouse yourself when you’re not out in the fields checking soil fertility, grain yield, and crop yield in the fields for your soybean and maize crops, unless you’re a professional renovator yourself, it’s not a good idea.

Just as you took advantage of hiring the movers from Solomon to help you move clear across the United States to this old farmhouse, you should get expert advice when it comes to renovations as well. It’s important to realize that renovating an old house isn’t for a weekend DIY’er. If you want the house to be comfortable as soon as possible, you need to hire contractors to do most of the work.

Hiring contractors leaves you free to get out in your fields and hold up in your office researching methods to improve crop production. You already know that you need to check the fertility of the soil and the soil quality, and that you need to kill the weeds in your fields by using the latest in agricultural products for increased grain yield. However, it’s also important to get rid of pests in your soybean crops and consider climate change as well.

Focus on first things first.

You already know it makes financial sense to renovate your farmhouse in stages. After all, you’re not going to know what really needs to be done until you’ve lived in it for a while. The things you need to focus on first are hiring a reputable pest control service, fixing your roof, electrical and plumbing issues, replacing the windows, and any masonry issues.

These are just a few tips and things you should know when renovating an old farmhouse. While renovating any old house is hard, once it’s done, you’ll have a home you can cherish forever.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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