Repair or replace?
We're thinking of putting our house on the market in a year or so and are going through the list of repairs needed - of which there are several - and it's going to get pricey. It's a 1960's home. Most houses in the neighborhood are 1,400 to 1,800 square feet and many have only done very minor upgrades. Ours is 2,700 with an oversized lot and has a lot of upgrades. Though the size should make it attractive to buyers we already know that that will most likely not have a major impact on price because of the neighborhood.
The family room is 25' by 25'. The carpeting in it was in beautiful condition until Christmas time when there was a fireplace mishap... My husband decided to light the fireplace, and lit a premade log. He then decided to put a real log on top of it - big mistake - and it started popping, throwing embers right over the top of the screen leaving small burns - Yikes! We currently have area rugs to hide the damage. We have a leftover piece of the carpeting that we could possibly have it repaired with. Does that work well or do we need to replace it completely? I'm sure hoping it can be repaired successfully because that's a big chunk of carpeting. Have any of you done this or do you think that we need to bite the bullet & replace it to sell?