The value of change

A lot of people don’t like change. I might be one of the those people.

Change

I don’t like new Star Wars movies (despite the Ewan McGregor Factor), I hate most cover songs (OK Catherine Wheel and Cartman from South Park, you’ve done some good ones) and I especially don’t like thinking about making drastic changes to my historic summer home.

It’s a tough idea to get your head around. How can the rooster jug we bought at an antique shop in Northern Ireland in 1979 go on the window sill when we buy new windows? I still look at the blank living room wall to fix my hair because a few years back Pat moved the “awesome” flamingo mirror that adorned the wall for as long as I can remember.

But I guess if we are going to do it right, we should do it, right? Though these days we are merely patching the holes in the boat, so to speak, eventually we will have to move onto larger projects and make sure we are getting our money’s worth. And though we won’t sell the schoolhouse (read introductory paragraph about my thoughts on change) we should make sure the place is worth more than when we started.

I found this infographic that explains some of the more important renovations you can make. It covers all of the basics and seems to make a lot of sense.

I like this. It sort of sets out a plan for the future big jobs.

The bathroom and kitchen are definite jobs at some point. The basement is sort of a no go as we only have a root cellar as you all know. Windows will be tricky for us and would have to be custom but in the end I think they would be worth it.

What would you consider renovating at your home?

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One thought on “The value of change

  1. First let me say that I’ve been listening to Catherine Wheel all week. So weird that you brought them up! I love it when that happens.
    I too would love to have all new windows.. which I doubt will ever happen. Man, that’s depressing. HA! But honestly having a new kitchen has changed my life… it’s probably the best thing we’ve done. It’s hard to know where you should spend that dough, isn’t it. I guess if you know you’re not going to sell anytime soon… anything you do will allow you time to enjoy it… and then get your money back in the end. Good luck with choosing!
    P.S. The rooster jug will look fine on new windows! 🙂

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