Developing Renovation Budget in Houston Construction, Home Repair, and Improvement Posted April 9, 2009 · Edited April 9, 2009 by melissa84 Thanks for the help. The house is a dump on the inside, but the roof is from 01 and looks ok from below (of course we would have a professional inspection done on everything), there don't appear to be any major cracks, door closing issues, etc. The size is great for us and we like the location.I am just trying to develop a rough idea of how much the cleaning up and updating will cost. Sounds like my idea of 25K is on the low side.The Ikea idea is great. I have seen their displays but did not think about them. The kitchen does not need to be granite and stainless, just clean and functional. We are heistant to do much of the work ourselves. We both work, plus we will want to get the work done quickly so that we can move in and get the old house on the market.