Not everyone cares about curb appeal, but we do. Right now there is nothing since we ripped it all out. Plus, the exterior sets the stage for the house. Now, most of you know we would really like to modernize the bathrooms and reconfigure the kitchen. To gut and reconfigure three rooms will be way more expensive then the outside work. We know we will be able to renovate the bathrooms and kitchen sensibly. This belief comes from the fact that my husband is very proud of the fact that our dining room cost a total of $500.00 to do. That includes the dining table, hutch, pendant lamp, rug and dry sink. (Thanks to estate sales, Lowe's, Craig's List and Heritage Unlimited). We also know people who have experience doing renovations as well as enough references from friends and neighbors.
Two sets of friends have just redone their bathrooms after owning their homes for 10 years. It may take us just as long to so some of the upgrades we want to do, but we are fine with that. Of course, if I was to find out I cannot move the toilet away from the wall, well then, the downstairs bathroom would be an easier renovation and may be able to get done sooner than later. ;-)