This is not an easy thing to do. Because underneath all that debree are memories, and emotions that get stirred up with the dust. i must choose which to keep and which to let go.
See, you can only repair a home for so long, before its just better to bulldoze and start fresh. This is my year for that. i must say, i did not know this till my house was barely standing in front of me. Until i took time to look at me. My heart/home. And to be quiet honest it was in great need of a do over.
You do not need permission for a do over. All you need is some elbow grease, and a whole lot of grace to get it done. Grace is needed so that when you see a crack, that has been filled in more times than you can count, grace can give you the strength to say "no more", and let it go. Don't keep revisiting the cracks, it will only make them bigger.
You are the only one that lives in your home. Take comfort in that. Others opinions don't matter. Only God's. Be the one who says (isaiah 49:11) "i will turn all my mountains into roads, . . . ".
Build you, do you. We have such a very short time here on earth, let us use it wisely.