I was Given $10K
Well, not exactly. But if I were…
Do you have a dream project for your home? But not the cash? I’m guessing that we all do. So. What if…. what if you were given a budget of $10,000 for this project? What would you do with it? What would that project be? One big project? Or several small ones??
I have one complaint about my house; It’s dark. We have minimal windows and the ones we do have are not very big. I dream of light & bright rooms, with lots of windows. Like this one…
Our new deck is the first thing I’ve ever hired built and the biggest project that I’ve ever done, so I am not familiar with the costs of major updates, but I have done a little online research and I think I could at least get my first two items done within the $10K budget.
First, I’d have the wall that divides my rooms removed, so that the living area is one big open space, making the living room, dining room, kitchen and study all open to each other would make the space feel so much larger.
In the picture below, it is the wall on the left, behind the sofa, that I want to remove. This room is so narrow that there is only one way that the sofa can sit. I have tried it crossways, and angled and neither one works! It leaves NO room to walk past. I even bought a loveseat to replace the sofa and again tried it crossways and angled and STILL neither one left enough walking space. If the wall was gone, there would be several options for the sofa placement, and both this room and the room behind that wall, the study, would be brighter.
The big brick wall in the picture below is the wall at the end of the living/dining room and the kitchen, and the tiny window that you see, is in the kitchen with no window on this wall in the living room.
Second, I would add a window in the living room to match this one in the kitchen. And if I could, I’d actually love for both windows to be a bit bigger.
A third option, funds permitting, would be to add skylights. Something along this line would work splendidly:
Here are a few more inspiration photos for what might really work in my house.
How would you spend $10,000?