Most people go on ignoring home repair problems due to financial situations. In many cases where a home has a serious problem such as foundation repair where costs can get extremely expensive, its necessary to look at how to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. Ignoring the problem typically devalues the home because the house continues to degrade depending on the problem it could create additional foundation damage to the house.
Once the foundation is fixed, most home owners will call upon a home renovation company to come in and perform cosmetic changes to do away with the visible damage.
Apart from that, you always want to make sure that your home is built with quality construction material. For example, is your stair case rails made from wood or rod iron? Do you have siding or is your entire house made from brick? What kind of nails are hammered into the treated or untreated wood? Does the house have bronze bearings where its called for?