(Closed) Decision between 2 houses

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which factors are most important to you?

    Open Kitchen

    Additional Bed/Bath

    Screened In Back Porch

    Pretty Front Porch (Curb Appeal)

  • Post # 2
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    Gerber:  Well, honestly they both sound great! Is there any one thing on your list that is most important, like the more open kitchen? I don’t suppose you know anything about the “bones” of the house yet. Whether or not the roof is in good shape or insulation is strong enough or whatever? I love me a porch and wish to heck I had one and had more curb appeal. It’s going to be years before we get good curb appeal, if ever. Need new siding badly!!

    Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Is the bedroom upstairs in House #1 the master suite? If so, do you have kids or plan on having them? I wouldn’t want to have my bedroom on a separate floor if I had children. That could be a factor. Screening in the porch on House #2 is probably a pretty easy fix. I think I’d go with House #2 based on the open kitchen and the bedrooms all being on the same floor. 

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

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    Gerber:  In that case, it might make for a nice guest suite. I’d still probably go with House #2. 

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    House #2- you could always add a screened back porch pretty cheaply. Curb appeal and open layout is great for resale value.

    If youre planning on more than 2 kids I could see going for #1. Otherwise the bonus room of #2 can be your guest room. You said the same number of bathrooms in your OP though?

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    I’d personally go for number one. More space is more space and I like the kitchen, personally. I’m not a big fan of open concept kitchens where you can see if from other rooms. Like, what if I don’t feel like doing the dishes today? I don’t want to have to see them staring at me from the living room.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I like 1

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    After the pictures I like house 2 even more. My house has the same recessed doorway like house #1 and I hate it! Leaves and pine straw are always getting blown into it and it constantly has to be swept out. I also like the look of the interior better. Something else to consider is location. Are both houses in the same area? Is one on a noisier street? If you haven’t gone by after rain storms I would do that too to check drainage. Maybe it’s because I live in an area with low elevation, but that’s always something we consider. 

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    The curb appeal is about the same to me. But the kitchen in House #2 is much bigger and better IMO and it’s upgraded already. I also prefer tile to wood in a kitchen. A nice functional kitchen is really important to me, so if you don’t need that extra bedroom, that would be a really important feature that would push #2 ahead. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I would choose house number 1 assuming they are both in the same area.  An extra bed adds more value I think.  I personally like the kitchen- open kitchen concepts are starting to fall out of trend again.  I used to love them, but my current house doesn’t have one, and I find having guests over and cooking in private is much less stressful

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I love #2!

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