It would be so cool if Jonathan and Drew Scott just magically rolled up the driveway with their sunny smiles and Scottish sorcery, ready for you to point out a corner of the home for them to wreak havoc and magic, unconstrained by such mundane things as a budget or a reliable crew. If there was a magic wand you could use in renovation, a TV show footing the bill is probably the closest thing to it. For the rest of us, the dream stays alive – even if we haven’t been lucky enough to catch a producer’s eye and be deemed in dire need of product-sponsored assistance and national exposure.
If some of us had our way, we’d have bathroom suites the size of apartments and fully-stocked chef’s kitchens. This is no different for those of us who work in Real Estate; in fact, we might be even worse.
If given an unlimited budget for a remodel, what would you change/add to your home?
“Take out my wall in my kitchen and remodel my master bedroom with fresh paint and new windows .”
– Dawn Mahler, REALTOR®
“I would attempt to acquire more land from my neighbors. Then I would add a garage with a studio and a pool.”
–Chris Workman, REALTOR®
“I’d expand my kitchen with more cabinets and counter space, add a pantry, an island, a six-burner gas range, ceiling fan, a two-drawer dishwasher, and a breakfast nook where I can sit and read while I’m cooking. Not that I’ve ever thought about it. Much.”
– Angela Durrell, Copywriter
“If it was unlimited I would rebuild everything. As it is, I would add on a garage (we have a carport) and a large family room.”
–Mary Durr, REALTOR®
“I’d love to have my own big, extravagant green house garden someday.”
– Lacey Weber, Creative Director
“Get rid of the popcorn ceilings, good quality wood custom closet organization, refinished pool deck and new plumbing and pump for the pool along with the liner being fixed correctly, in-pool lighting, a full-yard sprinkler system and all new interior doors within…can you tell I’ve thought about this a lot?”
– Heather Lenemier, Graphic Designer
“I would enlarge our guest bedroom. And our garage, so I have a reason to buy that classic Corvette.”
– Lee Kerr, Broker Associate and Director of Real Estate
“I’m doing it now! Kitchen, master bedroom and bath, and a walk-in closet.”
– Mary O’Neal, Broker Associate
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