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Found wine cellar. Too often, we find our clients stuck with expectations as to what things should be and what others will want. They bought a house with a formal living room up front and a family room in back. They never formally entertain, but they feel compelled to have a formal living room that sits empty. Why not make it into something else? You are avid wine collectors; make it a tasting room. You run a home business; make it an office. Make your home what you want. Space is space; it’s how you define it for yourself that will set the tone for its use.
Found drop zone. A mudroom could be created by simply extending kitchen cabinets through your breakfast or family room and creating a bench and closet space.
Put Resale Fears in Perspective
We are bombarded with TV shows and magazines that promote the idea that we should consider the next buyer of our home when making design decisions. Unless you plan on staying in your home for less than five years, throw that thought out the window fast.
Anything you paint, install or refurbish today will most likely be out of style within five years. Consider the things you decided would have to change when you bought your current home. You can be certain that the people you bought it from thought it was fantastic and that you would not change a thing. The same will be true of the next owners.
We all can remember the aunt that covered her couch in plastic, or a grandmother that left the plastic film on the lampshade in the fancy living room with the white carpeting. All they did was miss out on the opportunity of enjoying something they truly loved.