Some dear friends were only days into lockdown when their suspicions of housing inadequacy were confirmed. Unless things changed, and quickly, their mental health was in jeopardy.
The problem, as it often is, was monetary. A new home was the solution, but a new home with the size and finishes to suit their needs … economically problematic.
We sat down (virtually, of course) and crunched the numbers. I scoured the inventory and found some prospects.
After a few visits, both virtual and in-person (taking appropriate precautions), we found one that they can make the way they want, within their budget.
Paint (which always is the biggest bang for your buck), removing some dated cabinets and replacing them with open shelving, and a couple of window treatments will make their new place fit their needs nicely.
They’ll close on their new home next month. (With proper precautions, the move can be handled safely, too.)
We also identified several changes that, while not strictly required now, will be nice to have in the future, as funds permit. Completing that list not only gives them something to work toward, it also will keep their environment fresh.