What to do up-front, and what to save for later?
We're still in the planning stages with our house, but one thing we've been talking about is what we need to do "right" the first time, and what we can more easily upgrade later.
We're pretty sure that we want the kitchen and the master bath to be perfect at move-in -- definitely not something we want to tear up and re-do later!
We are thinking of putting carpet in the main rooms now, and when our kids are a little older (and not so hard on things!), replacing it with hardwood. Same with some of the trim; my husband is very averse to adding things like crown molding to a 30-year mortgage when we can probably pay cash for it in a year or two and not have to finance it :)
Any thoughts or suggestions?