our kitchen update a couple weeks ago, you know that we didn’t do any drastic improvements. We just painted the walls, ceiling, and cabinets and replaced appliances and light fixtures. But part of me wants to change out the countertops and backsplash. I just don’t know if we’d get enough return out of it. Oh, and while we’re talking about the kitchen…I hate the flooring. It’s laminate wood flooring, which is … [Click Here to Read More]I’m feeling stuck. We moved to our current home two years ago and have fixed a lot of it up since then, but I’m just not sure how much more to put into it. I know I don’t want to live here forever. This house is nothing close to my dream home. We bought the house knowing it was a fixer upper, but now I’m not sure how much to put into it without overdoing it. The neighborood is filled with 1960s tract homes, mostly ranches with maybe 15-25% two stories. A lot of the homeowners are the original owners and not many of them have updated their homes at all, although the neighborhood is starting to turn over as the original owners pass on and it seems that people are slowly starting to put money into their homes to spruce them up a bit. Also, there have been a few homes that have been “flipped” in our neighborhood and I’m wondering what their return on investment is. Anyway…if you saw
When we walked through this house, I quickly checked it off my mental list and was ready to see the next house. But my husband saw something more. He saw the potential . . . [Click Here to Read More]A couple years ago we decided to move across the state for my husband’s job. He didn’t have to transfer, but he wanted to. I was totally on board because neither of us were happy where we were. So off we went to look for a new home.