HGTV has turned people into house snobs. Time and time again, perfectly good houses are belittled as "needing updating. " Working sinks, stoves, and refrigerators aren't enough for a kitchen--buyers insist on stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and dark cabinets. Bathrooms must include double sinks, double showers, and separate tubs. Throughout the house, floors must be wood, lighting fixtures brand-spanking new, and the floor plan "open."
People, think for yourselves! Choose a spacious, well-constructed house that suits your family needs and is located in a pleasant neighborhood because the next time you turn around, stylish appliances will be purple, counters will be leather, cabinets will be metal, bathrooms will be outdoors, flooring will be ceramic, lighting fixtures retro, and the floor plan "closed."