Peace prevails, but not for long. Next Monday I will be turning my house over to the renovators who are re-doing my kitchen. I have heard horror stories from those who have endured kitchen renovations. I never thought I'd be joining their ranks. Yet here I am, bracing myself for my small house to become engulfed in turmoil for at least a month. And I will have no kitchen during that period. I just hope it doesn't send me over the brink.
I never gave a hoot what my kitchen looked like as long as it functioned. (And it did.) But ohhhhhhh nooooooo. It's not good enough for the people who viewed my house when it was for sale. They found my kitchen unacceptable. I hope they realize that now, after spending a ton of money on renovations, I will have no room to negotiate when the house goes back on the market in the spring.
Of course I'm scared. I just can't figure out what my biggest fear is. I suppose it's that the renovations I'm doing won't be enough. Is it enough to do the kitchen, the floors, and paint the walls? I can't help but notice that once you start making changes to a 50 year old house, everything that isn't changed stands out more than it did before.
I worry that the renovated kitchen will end up being mine, and it isn't being designed for me. It is designed for Jane Doe Homebuyer. The plan is that I am supposed to be able to sell this house after the renovations. But the plan may not work, and I don't need or want a new kitchen.
I am scared.