Closed on my first house in May of this year. Once we closed, I gutted the interior, removed popcorn, ripped out old flooring, repainted the inside, re-did all doors, molding, and trim, and much more. It was great, and we were able to move in at the beginning of July.
The entire summer was a flurry of big decisions, having my second child, and much more.
One of my biggest regrets from this summer of home purchasing and improving was the flooring. My wife loves carpet, and I, having never redone a house didn’t think too much of it. I said “yup, let’s do that.” I love my wife and she has great taste, so now we have 1000/1200 sq ft of our home covered in lovely carpet. — about 2 weeks after we moved in, it hit me that I really would have preferred more hardwood in our home.
Just as a note, I don’t blame my wife at all. I completely was onboard, but have had massive buyers remorse specifically in regard to the carpet.
How do you all live with big decisions like flooring that you can’t really justify changing for 5-10 years? Do you have any tips for more effectively making decisions about home changes in the future?
Apologies for this being a bit of a rant. I genuinely want to know how you all process things of this sort. I’m new to the homeownership thing, and could use some advice.
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