My husband completely despairs of me – we have a lovely home but I’m always on the lookout for a new house, a new project (like I have loads of spare time to do up a house!)
I waste my precious evenings on a fantasy house hunt, scouring rightmove for the next new house (in my dreams)
It is ‘imaginary’ shopping as most of the houses which inspire or interest me are double, if not triple the cost of our current house.
Since we have been married (15 years this year) we have moved every 3 to 4 years – we have owned this house for 4 years – it’s been habitable for just over three so I am now embarking on projects within the house, like redecorating or tarting up bits and pieces, when really I want to be doing those things to something new. We had to do a lot to this house – rewiring, skimming ceilings, re-plastering, knocking down walls etc The above photo's show the changes.
When we bought this house, dots and spots didn’t exist, the children were a lot smaller and because we were living in boarding accommodation, the house was initially planned to be a space to escape to during weekends and holidays, so space wasn’t an issue.
Now we have lived here for 3 years you start to see the problems and you start to draw up a list of want you want/need in your next home and no matter how often and how hard I look, I don’t think that space is out there – definitely not on the budget we have.
I want 4 bedrooms or an additional reception room for a guest sofa bed.
I want private parking for at least 2 cars and a bigger garden
I want the big, live in family kitchen that fits a sofa in too
I want a bigger studio / office space
I want a lovely old fashioned wooden porch/ veranda
I want a spacious hallway
I want lovely high ceilings,
I want wooden floors preferably painted white
I want boarded walls
I want big windows that let the light in
I want, ideally space to house dots and spots in its entirety rather that as it is now, in premises
Yes I know – ‘I want, never gets!’ but if I win the lottery tonight – I know what I will do with the money I win!!