We’ve been tossing around moving or adding on to our house, and after a loooooot of thinking, we landed on the decision to do neither. You can sell about any home in Denver before it hits the market, but buying is a different story. We sold our last house, but didn’t find a new one fast enough, and ended up in an apartment for 3 months. I’m not opposed to going through that again, but I’m not chomping at the bit either, plus we love the city and location of our house. Adding on was a possibility, but we would have to move out for around 6 to 9 months during construction. Then a lightbulb went off – what if we gut the whole house and use the money we would have spent to expand or move to design the house of our dreams. Stay small, but cool. Upgrade to higher end finishes that we couldn’t do if we spent our money on a bigger house (hello waterfall countertop island and professional range). We’ll still need to move out, but for weeks not months. My husband and I both work from home, so one of the biggest conundrums we have with our current house is office space. I really want to turn the third bedroom back into a bedroom, instead of an office. Our neighbor showed us the workshop he built behind his house, and that gave us the idea to build something similar to the photo below (excited!). A plethora of ideas coming to the blog while we begin the search for a contractor!