One thing that I kept hearing from the builder and his agent, "But that'll be more difficult to sell when you want to sell the house." or people want brick more than river rock." I'd have to remind them, "Well, we're the people buying this house. We're not house flipping. This is our f&*king home." I mean, really?
If we ever do sell our home, the new owners can do whatever the hell they want with the place.
This is similar to one of my homeowner pet peeves. I constantly hear people say “I would love a screened porch/better kitchen/etc.” but I’d never make my money back.
It’s great to make a profit on your home improvements, but why should someone else pay for the things that bring you enjoyment? Isn’t it worth some of your own money to get to hang out on your screened porch during mosquito season?