The thing is, cosmetics can be more expensive than structural work. Although, most houses that need structural work also need cosmetic work!
But if you've got a '60s kitchen, a '70s bath and an '80s bath, the place needs paint inside and out and the floors on the main floor need to be refinished and the carpet upstairs replaced . . . you can throw $50,000 at it in Seattle and still have work left to do.
All the best,