I live in an up and coming historic community so choosing a home was fairly easy because the historic part means that most homes in my area have incredible easy to decorate architecture like wainscoting and old world detail that you won’t find in a big city with out a big price tag. The up and coming part means that I get everything for an affordable price tag with out loss of culture and forced in to apartment living. Win-win. So why buy right now.
My landlord is probably the most easy going in town. Allowing me to up date the vanity to painting the front door. After putting my year in I realized I might just stay here a little while so I decided to conceal some big eyesores.
Being a previous home owner knowing my funds beautifying a home that isn’t mine or paying rental money I’ll never see in my pocket again kind of bites a familiar bullet that makes me long for a home I can rip out the counter tops for some carerra marble.
Also another issue that comes with renting besides the obvious “decorating around” theory is buying furniture and moving issue. You are always left with furniture that doesn’t fit your space size well or compliment the era of the home.
A major issue you always, see renting is the choice between settling for carpet vs. hardwood especially when you have dust allergies that can rule you life. I may have gotten everything I wanted out of my home but, vacuuming twice a day and professionally cleaning these nappy carpets every 4 months is a royal pain especially since I have twin babies which means a dozen coffee stains with in a month.
The kitchen isn’t the worst of the worse but, it’s plain oak cabinets with vinyl flooring and although, I know my creative energy is hinged by it every time I walk through there. I know, there is absolutely nothing I can do about it and must let-it-go and be thankful of such a rad home for such a steal that offers my little family everything I could need.
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