I like to think that I have an eye for seeing the potential in a space and the ability to look past an unattractive current state. The idea of buying a fixer upper has always appealed to me because I like to put in the blood, sweat, and tears into making a space my own. However, the ideas in my head and the money in our bank account don’t always match up. In fact, they rarely do. Haha. I have had grand ideas of what I could make of our house if the sky were the limit. But in reality, we don’t have $50-$100k to build an addition above the garage, gut the house, add windows, etc, and I know most people don’t either. That’s why I look for clever ways to update or upgrade without blowing the budget.