You know that feeling when you look at every house you drive by and wistfully want it to be yours? For a little while I have had the urge to move and now it is really kicking in to over drive. Our home is on a quiet court and we are fortunate to have fabulous neighbours. Our back yard is a respectable size and there are no direct neighbours behind us due to a run-off pond. Plenty of Canada Geese to watch and the kids love that we have trees old enough to give us fall leaves for jumping in. All of these are great points for staying where we are, however, working out of my home and with two growing children I am realising that our family will outgrow our home in the next few years.
My current home versus my dream home:
Wish me luck in finding a home that meets both our budget and these needs. Also in convincing the husband that we should move.
- Our current home has 3 bedrooms. I would prefer 4 so that we can have a good-sized spare bedroom for our out-of-town relatives.
- Our front porch is virtually useless since it is on the side of the house that does not view the court. It is rectangular and due to the space where the wind blows it really is only good for gathering a lot of dust, leaves and snow.
- We have an open concept but only a family room, kitchen eating area and kitchen. Each of these rooms is nice, however, I wish for a living room and formal dining room in addition to an eat-in kitchen.
- Our room is absolutely freezing in the winter. It is only October and I'm seeing my breath on the cooler nights. I realise this is common for rooms above the garage, however, this seems a little extreme. I don't think I'll survive another winter in this bedroom. And it's not like I can move myself into a spare bedroom because we don't have one!!