Hey everyone! Happy Monday & belated Mother’s Day!
Over the weekend between laundry day and mom day, Anthony & I went live on Facebook to give everyone a tour of our house & what we plan to do to it in the hopes that viewers could tell us what they value in a home to sort of help us prioritize our budget.
I put up a poll on my Instagram story too, but I wanted to extend it to you all as well! It’s my life goal right now to get this as far as possible, haha. I want the whole world voting on our renovation! Muahaha.
Anywho, if you don’t have time to watch the video or can’t stand the sound of my man voice, I just have a quick poll for you to take if you have a second!
The choices are between a high end kitchen and a moderately renovated kitchen, but the moderately renovated kitchen comes with the leftover budget to add a master bathroom to our 4-bedroom home that currently only has one full bathroom.
High End Kitchen includes… tiling the hardwood floors, relocating the basement door to the opposite side of the wall to allow for a full run/corner of counter and cabinets, and revamping the butler pantry to match the kitchen. We would not be adding a master bath nor relocating laundry as the budget would be pretty eaten up by the kitchen.
Moderate Kitchen & master bath includes… refinishing the existing hardwood floors in the kitchen, NOT relocating the basement door and just updating with the space we already have. The pantry would be updated and refurbished but not completely redone to match the kitchen. In our master bedroom we would add a decent sized master bath with double sinks and shower, AND with all the plumbing work we’d be able to easily relocate the laundry from the basement to the second floor.
I think the “more bang for your buck” moderately renovated kitchen (still awesome, just nice on a budget) and adding the master bath option is the way to go, personally. You’re getting so much more for your money, and you also won’t have to
So then why are we having a vote, you ask? Well, because we are not everyone, and we would also like to be able to sell this puppy down the road so we want to know what you value more in a house! A killer kitchen and one full and slightly updated bathroom, OR a nice kitchen with an added master bath and upstairs laundry?
Please tell us what you think! And be sure to check back for updates as we go along! We’re having so much fun getting everyone’s opinions, and it’s really neat having so many people involved in the process! 🏚🔧🔨