Sometimes not having all the money at once to do a house can be a good thing We have had our 1850 house for about ten years and because of unemployment reasons and only having one income, we have had to delay alot of our houses work. This turned out to be a good thing tho because sometimes the longer one lives in a house and gets to know the house the better, more practical ideas come out. We have asked everywhere for pictures of our house in the ole days and have just found one. Thank goodness it was found before we got to redo the porch because I would like to use redo it as it was. Best of luck with your home and to the person who replied to your posting too! May you have much luck and happiness in redoing your older houses.