I'm about to become a first time home buyer and the plan is to buy a fixer upper. While this will not be a long term home there are certain elements from my childhood home (a 1903 craftsman) that I absolutely love and want to integrate in a remodel. In the area and price range I am looking a majority of the homes are mid century. Some of the elements I am considering are exposed beams, shutters and built ins. Of course I could incorporate these into any home but I was raised that it is important to have the elements of a home match the era and style that home was built in (modern touches allowed of course).
Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. One of the considerations with the remodel is keeping it cheap but high quality, doing it ourselves and adding value to the home.