It is a bottomless pit into which you hurl money. No, it never stops. By the time you've redecorated the whole house the bit you started on has started looking a bit shabby. And then the roof will start to leak a bit or some of the guttering will go or a mysterious damp patch will appear on a wall. If I think about it too long I want to weep.
Thanks hassled! I think before I was never that houseproud, I was too busy and never at home that much to think about it.
Now, I want it to be nice so I can invite people over to play with my daughter and there's still lots left to do/buy before I'm happy with how it looks. Storage needs have also increased with my daughter's toys/ clothes.
I think as well, appliances and furniture - washing machine/ tv / hoover/ sofa/ bed/ carpet all seemed to need replacing at around the 10 year mark so it's all come at once.