Sometimes we get trapped thinking of our house not as the place where we live but as an investment that we have to maintain. A house is much more than just a hole to keep money safe in, though: it’s your home. It can feel like you’re not allowed to personalize things for fear of affecting the resale value, but never forget that this space is yours, first and foremost. In some spots in particular, it’s well worth it to trade a little bit of resale value for current convenience.
There’s a lot of advice about what to do or not do when it comes to kitchens and resale values. In the meantime, you cook and eat and serve drinks and have coffee in this space every single day. It’s a space that sees hard use, and odds are that the person you’re selling to will want to redo it anyway. So why not install the lighting you want and the fridge you need, instead of catering to some potential buyer who might not even like it. Get the custom cabinetry Tampa that you’ve always wanted, and that best suits your cooking needs.
If you’re lucky enough to have a yard, you probably also have neighbors, and those neighbors’ yards might look an awful lot like yours. Do you really want to just spend time mowing the same grass that everyone else has? Put in a vegetable garden, if you want. Maybe it’s not going to add to the curb appeal, but it’s going to add to your family dinners.
Bedrooms are another space that you spend time in every day. Forget what’s stylish in bedroom decor, pick the things that make you happiest. You and your partner are the only ones who’ll see much of that room any way. It’s your home, it should suit you first, last, and always.