I am addicted to HGTV. Hilary and David, Joanna and Chip, the Scott brothers, Flip or Flop (almost any city). . .While Mike may complain that the shows give me ideas, the real appeal is to see a project go from disgusting to amazing, in an hour or less!
We are now entering the 6th year of our 15-year flip. The house we purchased for our shared abode needed some major renovation to work for this two-family experience. A small guest bedroom and bath was converted into a second master suite for ED. The laundry room closet was converted to a powder room.
There were then major updates to complete. Let me be clear: I have little patience on HGTV reno shows where young couples reject a house because they dislike the pattern in the kitchen granite. IT IS GRANITE!!! I never knew one could be so picky. But the four inch tile countertops with grout that capture disgusting residue had to go. The French doors, although, attractive, were highly impractical, unrefinishable, and energy wasters and were replaced by remarkable sliding panels. The rain on moving day demonstrated that we need to cover the back patio.
After five years, most major projects are completed. The master bathroom will, hopefully, be the last. Repairs that we expected to be simple were complicated by the change in “standard” sizes.
When we move out in ten years, the house will be updated, and ready for the new buyer to renovate again.