Which room in your house would you splurge on, if you had to pick one?

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If you could choose just one room/area in your house to completely splurge on all the luxuries you want, which room would it be? Leave a comment and let us know how you would deck out your room of choice!
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which room in your house would you splurge on if you had to pick one, home decor
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  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on May 23, 2014
    Would not choose one room. The contrast between the luxe room and the others would be too great. I'd try to do one nice feature in each room - either an area rug, a nice piece of art, nice piece of furniture, etc.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 23, 2014
    My upstairs and downstairs hallway still need to be done. The old plaster walls and ceiling require major help. Plus there's no window in the hall (there is an outside wall in the upper hall, the stairs need re-painting, the doors need replacing, and the upstairs hall floor is old patched flooring and plywood.
  • Marita Lloyd Marita Lloyd on May 23, 2014
    I would do a spectacular kitchen.
  • Colleen Colleen on May 23, 2014
    Right now my home's lower level needs a major overhaul. For some time we couldn't figure out why the upper level was slanting. When we opened a section of the ceiling in the lower level did we see the support beams were faulty. Since then we've put up temporary posts and beam until we can purchase a super long metal beam and run it through the lower level. Once this is done and the structure of the house is sound can we remodel the lower level. When we get to that part, I would love to have a fire place, a simple excersize area, and if possible a sauna.
  • Susan Susan on May 23, 2014
    Remembering what my Mom use to say about 'just picking up the house will make it look so much better', I'd spread the wealth and do one special thing for those rooms enjoyed by the family and company.
  • Sandy Sandy on May 23, 2014
    Definitely my kitchen. Need to add a window, change configuration and add more cabinets. Make pantry more usable and upgrade everything--new appliances, floor, backsplash, counters, the works.
  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on May 23, 2014
    It would be my living room. I have a very large room that I have sort of divided up into a living space and sort of an office. Then I have a fireplace that sits out in the floor so 3 sides of it are open and the other side against a wall. On the other side of the fireplace I have a big open area that is actually like an entry to the home but it's actually too big to just be an entry. I would love the elongate my staircase and bring it out into the floor and then move the back door, remove the existing fireplace and put in a large wall wood burning fireplace against the wall at the back of the house and in the middle of the living room. I would also have to move the window, which I would move to one side of the fireplace and put another on the other side of the fireplace. It would center everything up and would be much easier to decorate. : ) OH and without a doubt I would have hardwood floors put in!
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 24, 2014
    My downstairs bedroom suite!
  • JBug JBug on May 24, 2014
    This is a hard decision...kitchen has original cabinets in it since 1961; the LR is difficult to arrange furniture in do to its layout and the bedroom needs attention too.
  • Susan Doty Susan Doty on May 24, 2014
    I would definitely do the bathroom or kitchen...it is a close choice between the two but I have a magnificient bathroom and it needs a facelift completely, new lighting, sinks, shower tile etc. walk in closet updates so the final choice would be bathroom!
  • Sherry Perdue Sherry Perdue on May 24, 2014
    The kitchen
  • Stuart Designs Stuart Designs on May 24, 2014
    my basement!!! The rest of our house is done nicely. But, the basement is dark and dank. We had to rip the walls down b/c of mold. Our kids are teenagers and I would love for them to be able to hang out here and not have to go to my bedroom!! I would lay down the ceramic tile that looks like wood, put a big screen tv, wet bar, pool table... plenty of items for entertainment
  • Moxie Moxie on May 24, 2014
    I would pick the bedroom simply because it is where you recharge for everything else or to create a fabulous upper deck out back I have been dreaming about (in detail) for a peaceful place to chill. House value wise of course would be the kitchen or bathroom.
  • Amy Ogden-Paparone Amy Ogden-Paparone on May 24, 2014
    I would pick any and all rooms on the second floor :D
  • Angel w/ Attitude Angel w/ Attitude on May 24, 2014
    Let me start out saying every morning with my coffee, I read "hometalk". I am a stage 4 metastasized liver cancer patient on chemo. I live with my beautiful daughter who bought a big house to accomidate me. It is a huge burden on a 26 year old. The house needs TLC but in all it's a lovely home. The backyard however is a vast bed of weeds. I have hot flashes from the chemo every 15 minutes. I would LOVE a pool in the back yard. We have 4 4 leggers so rhe pool would need to be screened in. We also live on the edge of some woods, where a feral cat community live and eat ducks and baby birds. Our animals are all inside critters, who have no instinct about survival . I know I'm asking for a lot, but if someone out there would like to grant a wish, I would be soooo appreciative. I would also behave myself better if I could just cool off!
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    • Robin Seefahrt Robin Seefahrt on May 24, 2014
      @Debra J I 'm a breast cancer surviver and contacted Hep C from working in a blood bank, passing on to my daughter. The good news is that after 20 years treatment worked and we're HCV free.
  • Marylou Johnson Marylou Johnson on May 24, 2014
    Definitely my kitchen! It hasn't been upgraded since 1995...when it was built! It's a large open space and would make a great "canvas".
  • Carol Carol on May 24, 2014
    No brainer. Kitchen. It has been dysfunctional since day one. We have made some cosmetic improvements over the years but it needs a complete design overhaul.
  • Carol G Carol G on May 24, 2014
    A deck filled with flowers in the back of my house so I can enjoy the outdoors.
  • Melody Drinkwater Wagner Melody Drinkwater Wagner on May 24, 2014
    My kitchen. I would open it up to my living room. I watch my Grandchildren a lot. Grandma needs to be able to see her QT's at all times. My kitchen/home is white and black ranch style home that I'm transforming into a contemporary look. I found a wooden contemporary high chair and painted it black. This summer I'll be painting a child's table and chairs black. It truly does look beautiful. Love black.........Black is the new black! Loling!
  • Janette Brown Janette Brown on May 24, 2014
    I would start with the living room. However I believe keeping up on all the rooms is a must. A good paint job is one of the less expensive was to do up keep on your home.
  • Nanc Nanc on May 24, 2014
    The kitchen
  • Connie Connie on May 24, 2014
    Our Master Bedroom. Too small, closet too small the bathroom way too small. I would add on to all of that room. I know all we do is sleep in there, but to have a walk in closet, a shower one could turn around in, Just a comfortable room would be so nice.
  • Lori J Lori J on May 24, 2014
    kitchen
  • Eileen B. Eileen B. on May 24, 2014
    I would re do my bathroom, a whole new tub, sink and toilet, new vanity, floor and since there is a pocket door between the bedroom and bathroom I would repaint, put new flooring drapes and closet
  • My living room. Just out of my preference for the first room seen by guests. It has good bones. Just needs some decor changes.
  • Robin Seefahrt Robin Seefahrt on May 24, 2014
    My kitchen, cabinets are all falling apart.
    • Barbara Turner Barbara Turner on May 24, 2014
      @Robin Seefahrt Are the cabinets totally coming apart or do you have cabinet "good bones?" Here's what I decided to do to our good bone cabinets.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on May 24, 2014
    I have a large open area that has living room, dining room and kitchen. Much as I like the openness, I would like to change the floor, so it would be uniform throughout.
  • Sandy Harkcom Sandy Harkcom on May 24, 2014
    I would pick the bathroom. Due to health problems a walk-in tub/shower would be a Godsend.
  • Bootsie Nores Bootsie Nores on May 24, 2014
    My yard. We lost pretty much everything in Katrina. We had to gut our house, and rebuild all over again. We were just in this house about 6 months when the storm hit. After 18 months of living in a fema trailer I was just glad to be back in my house. So the yard went by the way side, and we never got to it. My husband become ill and so did I. We're both are doing good now, but the yard is sick and could use some help. We're from the south and the yard is a part of our life style and family living.
  • Leah M Leah M on May 24, 2014
    Bathroom. A whirlpool tub, better organization... sadly, no room to expand the room. But I could fit a whirlpool tub in there, even one with a walk-in whirlpool tub. Paint the walls, shelves, maybe a towel warmer... granted, I live in Texas and don't really need one, but it would be nice. New sink and stuff, and that's only one of the bathrooms. I'm happy - now - with the shower in there, but could use all the other stuff.
  • Shelagh Cody Shelagh Cody on May 24, 2014
    Well, good sense and logic suggests I would pick the Kitchen but, if I didn't have to think about the rest of the household, then it would be my Bedroom - I would love to have a beautiful Bedroom with an en-suite all to myself :)
  • Lynne Fortner Lynne Fortner on May 24, 2014
    it would be hard to choose since my kitchen and bathroom need it.The kitchen I would change where the sink is and put in a window above it. The bathroom I'm in need of a tub badly and my ceiling leaks.
  • Kkg300087 Kkg300087 on May 24, 2014
    Our master bathroom.
  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on May 24, 2014
    My kitchen!!!!! 😃
  • Barbara Turner Barbara Turner on May 24, 2014
    Just paint is working wonders in our house! Thank God!
  • Carole curtis Carole curtis on May 24, 2014
    I would choose my kitchen first as it is original from when the home was built AND I do not care for oak cabinets. If they were solid oak it wouldn't be quite so bad, but the sides are plastic made to look like wood, so they annoy be restrained or painted properly. I would love to move the kitchen from the middle of one side of the house to the back wall so I could expand it also.
  • Sandy S Sandy S on May 24, 2014
    Man decisions decisions. I would probably pick my kitchen as it is stuck in the old ages and who puts carpeting in their kitchen. Big yuck! I want it gone. Next would be my bathroom. Same problem and carpeting there too. And no shower just a massive tub that isn't used except by grand kids
  • Ann Ann on May 24, 2014
    Kitchen! New cupboards, flooring, appliances, sink and faucet, and maybe even a different layout, although I'm not sure that's possible!
  • JJ JJ on May 24, 2014
    I would definitely do my kitchen. It's old w/ laminate counter tops. Cabinets old and so narrow, not good for storage.
  • BONNIE J BONNIE J on May 24, 2014
    I'D ADD ON TO THE LIVING AREA, REMOVE THE AWKWARD FRONT DOOR & PUT PATIO DOORS & A NEW DECK ON THE OTHER SIDE--WHERE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN INTHE 1ST PLACE--WHERE THE SHADE IS! BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO MOVE ALL MY FLOWER BEDS, TOO!! OOPS.
  • BONNIE J BONNIE J on May 24, 2014
    MY WONDERFUL DAUGHTER & SON-IN-LAW ALREADY DID MY KITCHEN--NEW CUPBOARDS, THE WORKS! BUT I DON'T HAVE A DINING AREA NOW--CHANGING THE LIVING ROOM DOOR & MAKING IT BIGER WOULD ALSO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM NICELY!!
  • Peggy Peggy on May 24, 2014
    We just bought our home 3 yrs ago. We are DIYers and have redone the whole house so I would pick the garage so my hubby had as nice and as organized space as I do!
  • Cave Candy Cave Candy on May 24, 2014
    My living room! Because that's the first room my visitors walk into and I want to leave a good impression. Second would be my bedroom, because that's where I spend most of m time when I'm at home.
  • SUE SUE on May 25, 2014
    my craft / utility they have not been finished since we bought the house in 2006 ., so the insulated walls are what you see :-(