While I was creating my "dream home" (albeit from hell), I thought I might as well replace as many things as my budget would allow.
I was dying for one of those French door type/freezer on the botton refridgerators. Taking it one step further I replaced the washer & dryer w/ the new LG large capacity, high efficiency front loaders. They are HUGE. When I washed the first load, I thought it was defective. There would be this little tiny shot of water, the tub would spin, another shot of water. I couldn't even see that the clothes were getting wet. But lo & behold, they clean perfectly w/ just the smallest amount of water.
Quite a lot of my existing furniture made the move w/ me. I did need a new La-Z-Boy (moving the old one to the office/den). I got rid of the old sofa, replacing it w/ a solid color linen w/ multi color pillows.
I replaced my mattress w/ the new ultra comfy Prana sleep system.
And I bought a new streamline designed entertainment system for the flat panel TV I bought 2 years ago. Makes much better use of the L.R. space than the corner unit I had. I'm still have a few blank spaces on the wall. But for the most part, everything's done. Everybody that's seen it seems to love it; so I must have done something right. Was it worth all the sleepless nights, headaches & tears. Jury's still out on that one.
I have the greatest painter/handy man in the world. He's spent the past 5 months (off & on) working on projects for me. He's repainted everything, using colors that are quite uncharacteristic for me. He's installed a lot of organizational components for me. He put in a retractable screen door between the garage & the laundry room so fresh air can flow through the house when it's cooler. He scrutinized everything & gave advice on things I might want to fix/change while I was updating things.
Will I ever be finished? Maybe when I'm dead & gone.