Do you ever find yourself not making upgrades to your current home because it's not where you plan to live forever? Lately, I'm finding it hard to make any major changes to our home because we hope to move sometime in the next couple of years. With the economy being the way it is, I hate to put any more money into our home that we probably won't get back out. Unfortunately, we bought right before the market crashed so we will probably end up taking a loss on our home. Some things I want to do, that actually wouldn't cost a lot, but would require some effort are paint the walls. I kind of went taupe crazy when we moved in. Funny how much my taste has changed in just a few years.
I'm craving white walls. Something I never thought I'd say. I still love color but would like a nice clean backdrop at least in the living spaces of our home, like the kitchen and the living room.
Our home was new construction when we bought it so obviously everything was in perfect condition. It's hard for me to undo things that have already been done, change things that don't need changing. I guess it's my frugal side that veers to the "if it aint broke don't fix it mentality." Now, don't get me wrong, if it's broke I'll be the first one to want to fix it, change it, make it better. But when it comes to things like a builder's grade kitchen, that works fine for now and is in great shape, it's hard for me to want to rip it apart and start fresh. If you gave me a fixer upper, I'd be the first one in there with a sledgehammer. Any of you feel that way?
Now, I'm sure upgrading our kitchen would certainly appeal to homebuyers when we go to sell but it probably wouldn't be the smartest financial decision we could make.
Anyone else feel this way? I sure hope it doesn't sound like I'm ungrateful because I feel incredibly blessed to have the home we have and to get to stay home with my daughter and do what I love. So for now, I'm just going to enjoy our home the way it is and keep making little improvements along the way and who knows maybe our next home will need a little love and I can tear it apart and start from scratch. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Here's to hoping the rain stays away!