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What would be a better investment? (see comments below)

Last winter I had some foundation damage from the severe cold.  One end of my kitchen 8 ft x 12ft and my laundry room 8ft x 12ft were originally a porch.  Is it better to repair the foundation and keep a bigger kitchen with a separate laundry room or is it better to have a smaller updated kitchen with a stackable washer and dryer, not repair the foundation but turn it back into a covered porch?  Which would bring a better resale value?  Thanks for the help.
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No one wants to buy a problem. If you know you have foundation defects, you must disclose that fact when you sell. If you are pro-active and repair the damage before you list your property, you will not only be correcting a problem - you will be removing that issue as an objection to buying your home. And everyone likes a bigger kitchen!
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I agree with WetDawgs...
 Separating those two house functions is much better for resale. If you can move the LaundryRoom to another section of the house and/or steal some of the LaundryRoom space the make the kitchen bigger, even better!!!
 Good Luck!
 Thomas Richard
TRS Designs, Inc
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My humble opinion is that separating the laundry from the  kitchen is a good idea.   Think:  lint in food; grease etc on clean clothes, noise of the washer/dryer.

whether or not it is a good idea to return it to a covered porch isn't something that can be commented on without seeing the place.
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