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How to make your house last longer

by Alison Brown 09/13/2023

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While every project is different, here are some basic timeframes you can expect for a home renovation project:

Cosmetic renovations – a weekend to three months

Typically, short restorations which require minor repairs or cosmetic tune-ups could take from just one weekend up to three months. 

This includes tasks including exterior painting, new counters, new appliances or simple floor replacement. It could also be a simple addition to a landscape or replacing the kitchen sink for a more modern house design.

Medium renovations – Several weeks to six months

The next timeline approach to home renovation is medium renovation, taking between two and three months to complete. This usually includes situations where a room needs to be completely gutted and major systems accessed. For example, a complete bathroom or kitchen remodel would count as a medium renovation.

Major overhaul – 6 months to 1 year

If the whole house must be gutted, the process can be complicated and time-consuming. This type of construction project often takes 6 to 12 months to complete, sometimes longer. 

Homes that are old or in poor condition often require a major overhaul to replace and repair significant elements such as the roof and foundation.

The answer

All these projects can extend the useful life of your home. Historic houses and buildings can last up to 200 years if they receive special maintenance and preventative services to keep them in top condition. 

The bare minimum lifespan you can expect from a residential home is 25 years, but regular maintenance and care will boost that number considerably.

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If you're interested in extending your home's lifespan, consult a contractor for guidance on the best remodeling projects to start with.

About the Author

Alison Brown

Alison has a proven track record of being one of the Top Selling and Listing Agents in the office for over 20 years! You will always feel like you are her only client! Strong negotiating skills that will work for you! Alison has been a consistent award winner  - Ranked No 2 in office - 2014 - 2020 She is an Certified Buyers Representative and  a  Certified Relocation Specialists with contacts all over the country.  1031 Exchange certified as well as Distressed Properties Certified.   From the start her career Alison was the Rookie of the Year for MA and has continued to be ranked in the top tier of her company!