I have two big trees in my front yard. If you look at this picture, I am considering cutting down the tree in the picture. Kinda blocks the door from the street. There is an identical tree about 12 feet to the right of the one pictured. The house lacks landscaping. I plan on adding a porch from the driveway to a little past the front door and planting whatever bushes/flowers I decide on later. The front needs to look better though IMHO. Would that tree really affect much when it comes to sell. Are they that important? Also, I have a kitchen and a utility room that are right next to each other. When I get around to remodeling the kitchen, I plan on knocking down the wall between (not load-bearing) and combining the rooms. That would give me room for a pantry, and a utility closet (HW heater, furnace, washer/dryer). Personally, I think it is a more efficient use of the space. However, is it better to have both rooms?