I got my first round of cabinet materials hauled home today. I’m still messing with the stain color because I cannot seem to even get close to the color I want, but I’ll need to put it all aside to start the paint-and-wait dance on the new stuff tomorrow.
While I was waiting on one of my test coats to dry, I got to thinking about the future value of this space. Now, I have zero intention of leaving this house until someone hauls my immobile carcass out the door or when I simply cannot safely handle the steps anymore (and I’ve seriously thought about solutions to that specific problem as well), but it is still something I think about and try to take into consideration when I do any projects that change the house. We’ve done a couple of things over the years that will somewhat limit options for future owners, so adding something so different has been a little uncomfortable for me.
This project is such a specialized space, someone looking to buy this house may be put off by a space that doesn’t work for their needs, which may limit potential interest. It dawned on me today, though, that with a little work, someone could turn that space into a second kitchen, an elaborate bar area, or take it a step further and turn the basement into an apartment/mother-in-law’s space kind of thing.
Basically, I just realized that even though it is a rather specialized space that only a kindred spirit would light up over having, it is still a space that non-kindreds could find appealing if they are willing to do a little work. The realization that I may not be limiting that pool as much as I thought makes me feel a little bit better about making such a unique addition to the house.