Our House

Here’s a list of the fea­tures in our new­ly acquired house as com­pared to this list I made of my ide­al house:

  • old­er than your grand­par­ents, if your grand­par­ents were born less than 84 years ago;
  • detached (yes!);
  • not too spa­cious rooms, but that only means less space to clean (com­pro­mise);
  • 3 bed­rooms (yes!);
  • good-sized, fenced back­yard sans the mature trees;
  • smells nice (yes!);
  • main floor is car­pet-free;
  • medi­um-sized gal­ley kitchen;
  • a bath­room on the same lev­el with the mas­ter bed­room (yes!);
  • a part­ly fin­ished base­ment;
  • rel­a­tive­ly good pri­va­cy;
  • both porch and deck for my plants (yes!);
  • oil heat­ing (com­pro­mise);
  • new­er elec­tri­cal wiring (yes!);
  • pri­vate dri­ve­way (yes!);
  • seem­ing­ly nice neigh­bour­hood.

We could’ve bought a big­ger house with a beau­ti­ful view but the amount of work required to make the house up to code was daunt­ing and would cost us and arm and a leg so we had to make a cou­ple of com­pro­mis­es and get the best house we could get with­out going over-bud­get. I think we bought the house at just the right time because now I don’t think we could buy a house as nice as what we just bought with the bud­get we had. Sud­den­ly they all cost $20,000 more! So yeah, we’re quite hap­py with our acqui­si­tion.

Now that we’ve bought a small­ish house, I’ve become quite addict­ed to the Apart­ment Ther­a­py weblog because it offers a lot of ideas for dec­o­rat­ing your small space and space-sav­ing tips. I’ve also picked up a lot of books on home dec­o­rat­ing from our favourite bar­gain book stores and book sales. I real­ly can’t wait to start buy­ing fur­ni­ture and dec­o­rate the house! But sad­ly, I have to wait for a lit­tle less than 3 months for that. :( Oh well. Time will fly, I’m sure.

Oh, and if any­one wants to give us a house­warm­ing gift, any­thing from my ever-grow­ing wish­list would be much appre­ci­at­ed. ;)

5 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I must say, I love the Apt Ther­a­py blog! It’s so awe­some! Anoth­er good blog/site is unclutterer.com. It’s along the same vein and has some awe­some ideas! :)

  2. Con­grats on the house pur­chase :) I pre­fer apart­ments myself, even if they are small­er… the body cor­po­rate has pay some­one else to do all the hard work, mow lawns, take bins out… all the stuff I’m too lazy to do :)

  3. Can­not wait to see your new place Fir­da! The pics look beau­ti­ful. You guys will make it such a love­ly com­fort­able home. And I love Strat­ford — the fes­ti­val so close the parks and swans… as I say, can’t wait to vis­it! Con­grats again!

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