The location. Our home is nestled in one of the best parts of town. Our neighborhood rocks. And it's pretty. Old homes, filled with young (and old) families who for the most part, care for their homes and its preservation. We know all our neighbors and love them. Some, we even consider family. No matter how much renovation we do to our house, we can never change who we live by. And for that, we are extremely lucky.
The layout. Our house is small- around 1000 sq feet. But nothing beats the layout-it's spot on the best I could ask for. Space is maximized and the house 'flows'. There are no weird nooks, corners, or unnecessary walls. Everything is open and inviting.
The Sentiment. Before our home was neglected by the previous owners, it was loved and cherished by a family I was apart of. They loved this home and raised a family here. I knew it had potential to be something great. I didn't want this home to fall apart and it was on course to if someone didn't fight to save it.
The light. We rarely turn on lights during the day. Our home faces north and the southern exposure floods our home with light. Our home has plenty of well placed windows that make our home feel bright and light!
The yard. All 225 ft of it. And the weeds I will never get a hold of. Even though our backyard is a royal mess right now, this was one of the main reasons we bought this house. It's huge! I watch B, T, and Porter play, and run, and 'fly', and dance in that backyard and I knew B was right. Nothing beats that backyard, and every kid needs space to fly.
Again, the location. I didn't really have grandparents growing up. I missed out on big family parties and grandparents day at school. But T won't have to miss any of that. She has my parent two doors down. They wave to her from their back steps and watch her walk from their house to ours. She visits them whenever she wants, for whatever reason, or sometimes-no reason at all. Because they are family. And I know, T will cherish the relationship with her grandparents forever. They give her something B and I can't and we are so grateful to have them so close.
|A picture of T 'fixing' her own house|
There you have it- my gratitude list. I have to remind myself that although there are many things about this house I want to change, it's the things I can't change that made me fall in love with this house. What do you love about your home or apartment? Was it the location? Architectural details? Price? Please do tell!