My parents rented a one-bedroom apartment for $12,000 for the fall of 1980. They were living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and it was still a townhouse. Their goal each year was to make enough money to buy a bigger home and move in during the summer, which meant they needed to be able to raise enough money to do that. They didn’t do much renovating in the beginning. They just moved in and started renovating.
So they had a couple of choices. They could do what I call the “big-brand” renovation or what I call “small-brand” renovation. The big-brand renovation was the most expensive option. It involved a lot of new carpets, new appliances, new furniture, new paint colors, new molding, and a new kitchen/bath combo that was designed by a team of interior designers.
The small-brand renovation was about the cheapest, but also the most time consuming. They were able to do it because they had a lot of time (they actually had quite a bit of money) and a place to work from. Also, the small-brand renovation could be a bit cheaper, but the end result was not as good. Because many of the smaller renovations also involved a lot of new molding, the home only needed a slight remodeling.
I feel like the larger renovations could have been accomplished more cheaply, but without a lot of unnecessary remodeling. The kitchen was nice, but the new kitchenbath combo was also nice, but there’s no other use for it. The small-brand renovation was the most time consuming as they had to redo a lot of the walls. It was also the most expensive because they spent quite a bit of money remodeling the bathroom as well.
The biggest problem I see with all of these renovations is that you’re not going to be able to fit all of your stuff in the space. I’m sure some of you have a home that’s over 4,000 square feet, but you’re probably going to have to sacrifice some space for space heating and cooling, and maybe some extra storage space.
Youre probably right. Most folks will probably be able to fit more stuff in the new space. But what youre probably going to have to sacrifice is the privacy. It is now very difficult to have a quiet room when youre living in a house that large.
Some people might be able to find a way to keep their room private, but most of us would probably be forced to live in a room full of people.
It’s not as simple as that. A lot of people do not use their room as much as they used to, even though it is now too much to put a few people in. But we do have some ways to put some people in the room, and some ways to keep them in the room, so we’re going to have to be careful not to have things that people don’t want.
People who live in larger homes keep two rooms, one for each of their two bedrooms. If you have two separate rooms, it is almost impossible to have a room you dont want to be in.
This is also a great way to keep the room as small as possible. The smaller the room, the better.