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Before and After: A Craftsman Gets a Makeover

A DIY couple were enchanted with this 1909 Craftsman in South Carolina. The couple bought the house for $135,000, and then set about fixing the house's many issues, including peeling paint, multiple broken windows, holes in the floor, and faulty plumbing.

To see the house after the homeowners finished fixing it up,


What a difference! To get the whole story on this amazing renovation, head over to This Old House.


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hanako66 hanako66 8 years
oh boy, so in love with this
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I thought it was beautiful before, but a little polish goes a long way! Also, I really love Spanish moss. And Jaime, the front may not look radically different, but there were a lot of problems with the house that weren't just superficial. Casa even mentioned the plumbing, which can be a serious headache.
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Jaime, it takes a lot of thought, effort, and money to restore old homes. I find it refreshing that younger people are taking interest in restoration. Not all homes are supposed to be modern, outfitted by Pier One, that gets boring, don't you think?
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
It looks the same but cleaner and with fresh paint. I wouldn't call that a makeover.
car0linee<3 car0linee<3 8 years
What a beautiful makeover to that old house!
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
That's beautiful! I'm glad the yard got a great re-do, too.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
oh wow, that is just fabulous! I love old houses, in fact, I live in one now but its not near in the shape I want it to be in. I can't wait to put the tongue and groove hardwood floors down and renovate my kitchen. Most other projects have been completed though.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
Woe! What a BIG difference. It's looks great.
melissabritt melissabritt 8 years
Sigh. What a beautiful home. Perfect.
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