We encountered a young couple last week that wanted to take a more than evident storage area that was accessible only via a bathroom access panel 2 feet off the ground, and "transform it" into an office. Although we try to accommodate unusual requests, this is one we passed up. No person wants to walk past a toilet and shower stall to meet with you to do business. There are some things that just shouldn't be done.
We visited a home today that is valued at $545,0000; unfortunately whomever has been doing repairs to the exterior has done such dirt cheap work there is decay around every single doorway and the double door garage frame. When you have rotted wood, you should NOT piece in a small section near the bottom of the door frame and spread caulk like it's frosting. That's not a professional repair. I replace the entire trim all around the doorway, for it has all been soaking up water and aged. Then, this new and dry wood is primed and painted. This is what wood rot looks like when it is allowed to go unchecked for years. Don't let your home devalue due to lack of maintenance of your doorways.