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Subject: Re: "Barebones" Retirement for many Date: 10/20/2006 2:45 PM
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I spent about 2-4K/yr; I replaced sliding glass doors with double pane french doors (and took 3 weeks to paint them); I put in an outdoor patio on the north side with a fountain (very soothing); over-oven microwave, recessed lighting, low-flow toilets; in short, things I've always wanted to change but didn't have the time to coordinate when working. It helps retain the re-sale value and makes it a nicer place to live.

I too did something remodeling when I retired. Prior to retirement, I really didn't spend too much time at home. But when I began to spend much more of my time there, I just found that I was no longer satisfied with my home. I'd recommend that RE wannabees plan for this in their budget...
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