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vacation or kitchen redo?

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antoinette
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vacation or kitchen redo?

We arent sure what to do we cant really do both if we go on vacation its going to be to arizona and california we have an opportunity to stay in a 5 star resort for a discounted price OR redo the kitchen they only thing holding me back is that we havent had a vacation in awhile and we dont have enough money that I can get my dream kitchen but we can do a pretty nice job and resale value is what we are looking for since we are going to be moving soon, Im confused Dh wants vacation all the way but apart of me thinks that the kitchen is a smarter move because of investments and long term. Chat Icon What would you do?

Posted 3/17/06 1:53 PM
 
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justme1
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Jodi

Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

I say redo kitchen.. and take a vacation next year..
I would give up a week away if I had to spend every day in a kitchen i wasnt happy with

Posted 3/17/06 1:55 PM
 

Ambersmom
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

You could always take the vacation next year with the equity you get out of the house and the benefit of the updated kitchen! Maybe compromise and take a mini vacation this year?

Posted 3/17/06 1:57 PM
 

CAJ
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

redo kitchen

Posted 3/17/06 1:57 PM
 

BrunetteMom
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

kitchen

Posted 3/17/06 1:58 PM
 

dandr10199
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

Posted by Ambersmom

You could always take the vacation next year with the equity you get out of the house and the benefit of the updated kitchen! Maybe compromise and take a mini vacation this year?



i completely agree.

Posted 3/17/06 2:00 PM
 

andri
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

Believe it or not..I say Vacation.
Since you will be moving,your time starring at a not so appealing kitchen is limited. Unless you're about to do a deluxe kitchen..its not really worth the time,$$ & aggrivation. I know plenty of ppl that bought homes & ripped out the "nice,decent" kitchen in order to please their own taste.
Don't put off life..next yr will bring new things..maybe a new home,children,new projects..God forbid sickness(you never know).
Vacations know how to rejuvinate relationships too
Chat Icon not saying anything is wrong with your..NOT AT ALL... just saying that relaxed,carefree time is always welcome but hard to find.

Posted 3/17/06 2:10 PM
 

heidla
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Heidi

Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

We were faced with a similar dilemma. We dedcided to redo the kitchen. Ultimately, we figured that while we had the extra $$$ we should invest it in our co-op.

The good news is that after viewing all the options we decided to do all the work ourselves and saved $7000. By doing this we had $$$ for a trip and some left over to put towards the bathroom renovation.

Posted 3/17/06 2:10 PM
 

Bebalina
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N

Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

Posted by andri

Believe it or not..I say Vacation.
Since you will be moving,your time starring at a not so appealing kitchen is limited. Unless you're about to do a deluxe kitchen..its not really worth the time,$$ & aggrivation. I know plenty of ppl that bought homes & ripped out the "nice,decent" kitchen in order to please their own taste.
Don't put off life..next yr will bring new things..maybe a new home,children,new projects..God forbid sickness(you never know).
Vacations know how to rejuvinate relationships too
Chat Icon not saying anything is wrong with your..NOT AT ALL... just saying that relaxed,carefree time is always welcome but hard to find.

i agree 110% Chat Icon

Posted 3/17/06 2:17 PM
 

LAMGAJ28
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

Posted by Bebalina

Posted by andri

Believe it or not..I say Vacation.
Since you will be moving,your time starring at a not so appealing kitchen is limited. Unless you're about to do a deluxe kitchen..its not really worth the time,$$ & aggrivation. I know plenty of ppl that bought homes & ripped out the "nice,decent" kitchen in order to please their own taste.
Don't put off life..next yr will bring new things..maybe a new home,children,new projects..God forbid sickness(you never know).
Vacations know how to rejuvinate relationships too
Chat Icon not saying anything is wrong with your..NOT AT ALL... just saying that relaxed,carefree time is always welcome but hard to find.

i agree 110% Chat Icon



I agree with this as well....125%Chat Icon

Posted 3/17/06 2:19 PM
 

MrsA
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

I would redo the kitchen, even though you're moving soon if you think that your resale value will be significantly higher by redoing the kitchen, I think its worth it and maybe you can take an even nicer vacation later.

Posted 3/17/06 2:34 PM
 

evenedan
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

I say vacation, only because my mentality is always "life's too short...."

If I was going to be staying in the house longterm and really hated the kitchen, I would chose kitchen.

Posted 3/17/06 2:35 PM
 

Chatham-Chick
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

kitchen!

Posted 3/17/06 2:47 PM
 

Luvlylady
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

Kitchen

Posted 3/17/06 2:47 PM
 

lvdolphins
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

Kitchen. You can always take a vacation.Chat Icon

Posted 3/17/06 2:56 PM
 

dpli
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

Posted by evenedan

I say vacation, only because my mentality is always "life's too short...."

If I was going to be staying in the house longterm and really hated the kitchen, I would chose kitchen.



I agree. As someone who is looking to buy soon, I have eliminated houses with brand new kitchens because they are not my taste and I know that the work the current owner has put into them is reflected in the price.

Posted 3/17/06 3:12 PM
 

mommy2Alex
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

Kitchen

Posted 3/17/06 3:23 PM
 

mrswask
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

I'm saying vacation because I'm going with the "life's too short" mentality. You never know what happens in life - if you have the opportunity to take a vacation - do so!
As you said, you're planning on moving soon, and do you really want to go through all the work, stress, etc when it's very possible that the buyer will just re-do it anyway?

Live life! Take the vacation!

Posted 3/17/06 3:23 PM
 

oakslady
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

do the kitchen

Posted 3/17/06 10:49 PM
 

monkeybride
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

I say vacation! You've been through a lot with becoming a mom, the AR, BFing, etc. You deserve some time away from home to relax and enjoy your family

Posted 3/17/06 11:40 PM
 

peabody
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

Posted by evenedan

I say vacation, only because my mentality is always "life's too short...."

If I was going to be staying in the house longterm and really hated the kitchen, I would chose kitchen.



Exactly! Life is too short... enjoy a vacation.

Posted 3/17/06 11:41 PM
 

Diana1215
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Re: vacation or kitchen redo?

I say kitchen but I would try and do a nice three weekend getaway somewhere also.

Posted 3/18/06 12:28 AM
 
 

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