If needed remodeling has been neglected in that older home you bought, there may be an array of things that need upgrading. It might be wise to start with any safety issues, such as upgrading electrical wiring and circuit boxes.
When the necessary practical items have been taken care of, you can breathe easier and start with the fun stuff! Even though that awkward, tiny kitchen may be driving you crazy (even though you love your craftsman style, early 1900’s home), you have wisely put off re-designing it until now.
Are your ducks in a row? Budget, research and selection of a general contractor? Then you are ready to make those modifications that will make you love your older home even more.