That is what I will be like this afternoon, as we are going to the new builders to pick out our fixtures and fittings for our new home. I will say the whole process is a bit different as we haven't firmed up on the purchases of this house, but as the kitchen takes 90 days to order and if we want to close on June 16th, I guess they want us to get on with it.
Now my goal is to spend as little as possible in upgrades. We have already spent $1,100 on a jetted tub/bath in the ensuite, but to my mind that is a must with my back issues. Dh said he may even have a bath and I know dd will have a bath when she comes over, as she loves the bath with jets in.
I do know I want a pots and pan set of drawers in the kitchen, so that will be an upgrade. We are getting granite counter tops already as part of the deal. I am not sure what else I will end up getting other than maybe more tiles in the bathroom around the tub???
I am trying to think back to the last new house we bought and what we had to upgrade then. We spent close to $30,000 then but we did a lot of structural things that no one could really see, plus we had to pay for hardwood floors and we upgraded the tiles. I am hoping to come in under $5,000 this time. What upgrades would you choose in a house?
I am lucky as dh is very handy so we will do a lot of stuff ourselves after we move in; for example the back splash in the kitchen.
No news from the people buying our house, but don't expect to hear anything until next week.
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