Have you ever bought a 'fixer-upper'?
(if you have then I'm sure you can relate to what i am about to say)
I can confidently say that would describe my first home - a 100% total fixer upper - there was nothing that could be salvaged - it all had to be gutted and everything replaced - 7 years later I'm still 'fixing' - the very first thing i got replaced were the windows, it had the original 1950 windows - life changer people, I'm telling you - my house stays warm in the winter and nice and cool in the summer and soundproof, oh how nice it is not to hear the neighbors mowing the lawn on a Sunday morning! *priceless*
Truth be told (aka that's what i use for #tbt, not 'Throw back Thursday') - I still struggle with my house, being a good or bad decision - it was sort of an impulse thing, not exactly the way it should be done - without a doubt with all the money that has gone into the house i could of got something 'newer and bigger' but at the same time i was able to 'redesign' my house the way i wanted it - don't get me wrong, it's far from my dream home or my forever after home - but it's my 'dollhouse' right now to 'play' - i may have been young and stupid with some of my decisions on the redesign of my home - but thankfully the new windows were not *phew*
oh and a lesson i learned too is if you can find a 1 stop shop - go with it! - you build a relationship and it saves you so much anxiety and gives you a peace of mind that everything will be handled with just 1 phone call
HAVE YOU DONE THE FIXER-UPPER THING?
I'd def do it all over again
well, as long as i was in my dream neighborhood with my dream size lot of land :o)
it's a lot of work but really rewarding
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