Purchasers of homes today are often looking for a house that has character, and many of them find what they seek in older homes. They appear to believe the clean lines and function of newer homes has less warmth. While they might be lucky enough to find an old house that has been kept in perfect condition, that is a rare event. Most people end up buying a place with character only to spend years on restoration.
It would seem that restoring older homes has come into its own, yet this is a trend that has been occurring for centuries. Many people have upgraded older houses as a way to save money on the purchase price, but others have done it to preserve workmanship. No matter what reason people choose when buying a house, the fact they are restoring what was once in fashion brings the past back to new life.