Some older properties will only need decorating to create your perfect home, but others will need extensive redecorating and even re-plastering. Many older homes are wallpapered, which you will probably want to remove and this can mean re-plastering or using lining paper to bring the walls back to the point where you can even begin painting them.
Re-plastering one room can cost anything from £150-£400, so if the majority of walls need taking care of this can add thousands to your costs.
Similarly, floor fashions have changed dramatically over the years, with most people now preferring clear, crisp colours. Replacing and updating means another big purchase.