There’s something magical about coming back to one’s childhood home. The house previously owned by Peanuts artist Charles Schultz was featured on vita.mn. The current owner’s family acquired the house in 1962 and thirty years later, Ken Abdo purchased his childhood home from his father:
After moving in, Abdo immediately invested $250,000 in the aging home, which was built in 1925, to “regain its old glory,” he said. He put in new heating, plumbing and electrical, and reinforced the sagging structure. The Abdos tore down foil wallpaper, took out gold shag carpets, refinished hardwood floors, replaced windows and repaired and painted every surface. They also updated the 1970s kitchen, adding a tile floor and recessed lighting.
Today, Abdo has put the property up for sale which will undoubtedly cost no less than the value of its iconic significance. This is a case that is not reserved for just one. You could possibly be nurturing the next Charles Schultz under your roof. Just like Ken Abdo’s approach, you can ensure the future of your grandchildren and great grandchildren by keeping your home in its best condition. Some tips by several reputable online magazines include:
- Homebuilding.co.uk highlighted that the first stage of any home renovation project is by assessing the building’s condition. (This can be done by a professional contractor. For roofing inspection needs, hiring a well-known company of roofing in Minneapolis can save you a lot of time, and money, as well as your effort.)
- Hgtv.com advised that homeowners should not risk using cheap materials, the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ is more often than not, true.
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(Article Excerpt From You Can Buy The ‘Snoopy’ House, vita.mn, June 02, 2014)