Spinoff: Housing upgrades/changes.

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Spinoff: Housing upgrades/changes.
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Wed, 10-30-2013 - 7:13pm

The other thread just makes me curious.  How long ago did you buy your house, and what upgrades/changes have you done to it since you purchased it? And what else do you need or want to do?

 

We bought ours in Jan of 2007.  As part of the contract, the previous owners added a new balcony upstairs, a new shower enclosure in the master bath, and repainted The Boy's room.  When we moved in we repainted the rec room, added a gas line in the kitchen, put in a new gas stove, and a new refrigerator.  Since then we have repainted The Girl's room, the downstairs bathroom, the guest room, and the master bedroom; put in new carpet in the downstairs and on the stairs; put in a new patio; put in a new sidewalk and redid the front porch; took the (godawfully ugly) wallpaper out of the kitchen and repainted; and put in one new AC/heating unit (we have two-zone heat/air). 

The most pressing things we need to do are put in a storm shelter (in progress, due to a FEMA grant) and have some work done on the ducts.  Other things we want to do are replace the kitchen floor, repaint/reface the kitchen cabinets, and redo the countertop.  The kitchen is structurally sound and has a great workflow - it's just ugly.  We'd also like to have new gutters - again, functional, just not very pretty.  Oh, and we have a dead tree in the backyard that needs to come down (stupid drought).

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Registered: 06-27-2013
Fri, 11-01-2013 - 5:54pm

We've been here 10 years: we re-did the kitchen, redid the floors on the entire first floor, finished the basement, completely relandscaped the entire house, and painted almost every room. Next up? Ripping out the carpet upstairs and installing hardwoods. We've been lucky that we've replaced all the appliances, but haven't had to replace the HVAC yet.

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