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Old 08-28-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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A few years ago hubby and I wanted to remodel our kitchen and I wanted to paint the wood trim. Several people in here liked my kitchen as is, but agreed the trim needed painting. But I wanted that white kitchen, so hubby and I were moving forward and we were so excited. But before we got started, my husband fell ill quite quickly and passed away from cancer. I was quite devastated, but after a year I decided to finish what we started. Focusing on the remodel helped dull the pain a little to focus on something else. But after it was all said and done and after having too much time to myself, without my husband to be with, I started to question, did I pick the right finishes? Would my husband like what I have done? My husband and I already put so much sweat and equity into our tiny little house and we were so proud because we were far from rich and started with nothing.
Recently my friend who lives in the same neighborhood and has the same size house was selling her house and I was surprised by the price she was selling for. I asked her, does she think mine would sell for close to what her house sold for. I said hers would be more because she has one extra bedroom than me, but I have two extra areas that she does not have. Plus she has a single garage and I have a 832 sqft heated/cooled garage. Her response was defensive as if I had the nerve to offend her. She brought up the extra bedroom and that she had nicer finishes. I love her home, but it just made me feel bad. Can I ask your opinion? Picture below are our houses. I am not going to tell you whose is whose quite yet, because I want your unbiased opinion. Thanks!

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I am sorry, I am having a hard time posting pics, give me a minute to figure out.
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I am sorry I only know how to post one pic at a time. I hope it is OK?
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:27 PM   #11
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I like them both..

At the end of the day all that matters is what you like.. it’s your house.. enjoy it..

Check out Zillow.com for their estimate of your and her home values plus you can see other homes in your area...
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:57 PM   #12
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Thanks Ryansdiydad. I am just going to tell you which one is mine. I got to thinking that people may be afraid to comment because they may be afraid they will hurt my feelings. The house that has the teal and yellow and the kitchen that has the open concept with the quartz counter top and fireplace is mine. I also have a enclosed heated/air-condition patio and a extra casual eating place. The Patio pic is the only one I have right now. It was my cousins birthday.


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I understand that if I like it, that all that matters, but for some reason I am still not quite happy with it and I am open to suggestions. I promise my feelings will not be hurt. I love getting feedback from people like you that are good with design.It is also nice to get unbiased opinions. It was just that my friend acted like mine was so awful compared to hers. It was really like she was disgusted. I didn't think it was that bad. I change my décor for the winter. It is much more neutral. [/IMG]
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My kitchen before. Was first renovated in 2000. This is my second reno. Painted trim and stained floors also.
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Old 08-29-2018, 04:13 AM   #14
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In my opinion, the lighting in your kitchen is much better - plus, you have windows in your kitchen.
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:32 AM   #15
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Nice job on the kitchen renovation.. it looks great...

I would just chalk it up to her being a bit overly defensive,. We all have our hang ups..
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