Thursday, September 20, 2012
WHAT WE WANT IN A NEW HOUSE
My husband and I are addicted to HOUSE HUNTERS, LOVE IT OR LIST IT and THE PROPERTY BROTHERS. After watching many hours of each of these shows, we have come to realize that people are very picky, get lost in the color of paint and how people have arranged their furniture, have tastes that way exceed their budgets, expect to get everything for nothing, don't know the difference between wants and needs and want their ideal house without putting forth any elbow grease.
We have very simple tastes. I have made a "need" list and a "would be great if we can find it" list.
2 baths (one with tub)
2 car garage
minimum of 1550 square feet
* My sister-in-law, Connie, reminded me....A GOOD SCHOOL, of course!
Would be great if we could find it:
no dining room (use this space as office or extra living area)
deep (trough like) kitchen sink
entrance from the garage next to the kitchen
eat in kitchen
lots of storage
medium size yard or near a green space/park
don't need a pool, but would like area for a play structure for Sam
near a pond or lake
Even though we aren't moving for 3 years, I am already looking on the REMAX site for homes in New Hampshire. We're realizing that we'll have more land then we have now. Even houses that are "next to each other" are spread way far apart compared to our neighborhood now. We will most likely have a basement, hardwood floors, a less open floor space and a mud room or sun room. We will also need a generator (for the hard winters...both my sisters had to get one) and we will have to take down a lot of wallpaper (I hate wallpaper!). Thank God we love Cape Cod and Colonial style homes.