Post # 76
Overall, I love our new house. I like the flow of our floor plan. We updated what had to be done before moving in (paint, flooring). We are in a good neighborhood, but it isn’t where I always wanted to live so I still kind of dream of moving back to my old neighborhood someday…
We have a nice lake view, but I wish the backyard was larger. We would eventually like to add a covered patio and spruce up the landscaping. I would also like to replace the countertops in all of the bathrooms. Too bad we can’t afford it right now!
The only thing that really annoys me is our laundry room barely fits a washer and dryer! The room is too small and the doors to the garage and hallway both open into the room, leaving no space! We couldn’t buy the washer and dryer we wanted because they were too deep. I don’t understand what the architect was thinking. The house isn’t very old and there is plenty of space everywhere else. Oh well! 🙂
Post # 77
rusticglambride : Oh wow, that’s not what I pictured at all. LOL! For some reason I was thinking more 3D. Both bathrooms?? I feel the same about our house, my Darling Husband picked it before we married. There are things I like about it, but too many fix ups that need to happen. Not just cosmetic either. Grrr.
Post # 78
RedHeadKel : ya, 2/3 have showers with the beautiful tree lol it’s raised but not like a statue. Ya we had only been dating 7 months, so I got no say but I did decorate everything my way as I moved in once he closed. We have so much to gut the kitchen is hideous as well and oh lord the entry way. I’ll include pics. It’s just kind of heart breaking how much houses cost here and how little you get.
so much oak:
Can’t wait for my white kitchen.
Post # 79
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
submart : I bought a fixer-upper/first home two years ago. I’ve thought on more than one occasion that I wouldn’t be sad if it somehow burned down. I hate that I had to buy in a hurry, and that it’s old, and has vermiculite insulation, no fencing, and everything they did half-assed to renovate/remodel it. I hate that it fights back. I hate how much money and time we’ve put into it, and I feel like we’re just lipsticking a pig.
I’m hoping that one day we will recoup our costs, but at this point, who even knows. I keep telling my guy that this is not a forever home, and yet, he keeps doing things to it that are forever repairs… I just want to get the bedroom remodeled, flooring re-done in the back of the house, stupid paneling out, new cabinets and actually a dishwasher in the kitchen, oh yeah… and finish the fence we started two years ago.
They say you can have time or money, and I’m unlucky enough to not have both.
Post # 80
- Wedding: July 2016 - Backyard
nelliemade : Gosh! I’m sorry that you’re not happy with your house. However, it’s only been two years. It takes a while to get a fixer upper looking good. Start with one room. Make it look awesome. That way you can start loving your house again.
We are a long way away from having a perfect house too. But are enjoying the process. Some days are not easy or cheap.
Post # 81
The one thing that I hate the most is that we don’t have an actual walk in laundry room. Our is behind two bifold doors off our kitchen. It does have cabinets above them, but I much prefer a room that you can walk into, fold clothes in, set a laundry basket on the floor, etc. I’d also really like a garage. There were other things that I disliked, including carpet in the bedrooms and the tile in the kitchen, formica countertops, oak cabients in bathrooms and kitchen, a super skinny master bathtub, and only a single sink in the master bathroom.
But our house flooded in August with 2 feet of water, so we used that as an opportunity to upgrade. We are not back in the house yet (so close though!), but we now have two sinks in the master bathroom, antique white distressed cabients in kitchen and solid white in bathrooms, granite countertops everywhere, a larger tub, and stained concrete floors throughout the entire house!
Post # 82
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
submart : After reading a few of these posts on costs of labor, I’m sure glad my guy is handy! It’s nice to have someone who is physically capable of rewiring the whole house and help me tear down walls. My entire dining room right now is filled with materials for the room we are remodeling right now.
The home has 1 bathroom, and so we are adding a vanity and sink on one wall of the bedroom, this will sit flush with the closet, as I couldn’t see having a 12′ long closet. This is the lovely bedroom that abuts the wall of our kitchen, and that our REFRIDGERATOR back half is sitting in – it used to be in the closet, but we decided to rework the entire layout of the room.
I will be much happier when I can put back in the pantry cupboard, as many of the things that were tucked away in there, are now tucked in other places of my house, making me look like a terrible slob/hoarder.
I have no idea how I didn’t get pictures of the room before we tore it down.
Post # 83
rusticglambride : Oy! Well you are probably young enough where spending the time and money will pay off for you! We are quite a bit older and sometimes I feel maybe it’s a waste and we shouldn’t do anything. But look! Look at this crazy tile! I can’t take it. And it’s mortered on so all the plaster will have to be cut off the wall and replaced with drywall. Big, messy, pricy job. Grrr.
Post # 84
No matter what we do, our upstairs won’t heat properly. We just bought our home in October and you can feel a definitive difference when walking down the steps and up them. There is a chill that we can’t fix! We don’t have anything blocking the vents in our bedroom but the heat just blows in the one area. We’ve had professionals come and check it and nobody can figure out what the issue is.
Also, we had to hire someone to put a sidewalk in (currently being done today) as the front and back only have slate stepping stones. While pretty, not functional for inclement weather. I imagine dragging a trashcan from the side of the house to the curb in the snow and it stinks! We have a driveway off the back of the house but we are thinking of getting rid of that, putting one in from the front, and solving that issue. It’s just a little silly to us.