Hello Jon, thank you for your comments and advices, I will definitely follow some of them.
There is one thing where you are completely wrong. quote:..the furniture is old but perfectly functional..."
We all don't have to share taste about food, women and also, furniture. You recommend "new chairs and sofa.."
Well, that house stands and "lives" for three (3) years which means that furniture came in the house before 3 ys, f.ex. new kitchen, new hand-made cupboards and bed in the sleeping room upstairs as well as downstairs, new 6 chairs around the table upstairs, new sofa and armchair in the living room upstairs as well as the new day-bed downstairs etc.
If several antique pieces (coming from my family) like the commode and others bother your eyes, well you know: De gustibus non est disputandum!
In case you have any doubts about what I said about New-Old I can gladly send you my orders and invoices on all these things in the house, of course with the dates and prices.