Yesterday, for those who don't yet know, we put in an offer on this house & it was accepted!
I feel nervous & excited & anxious & happy & stressed & about a hundred other emotions... buying a house is amazing & exciting but also highly stressful - not great for a big worrier like me...!
It's in a really good location, close to the centre of town & is bursting with character - it would want to be, it's over 100 years old! I hope it hasn't any ghosties - really - the third bedroom gave me a weird vibe - my plan at this point is going to be to store boxes in it & close the door...!
She (obviously) needs a new kitchen & bathroom & the lounge is beyond teeny weeny... it's smaller than the smallest bedroom... I don't think all our lounge room furniture will even fit in there - The Boy says he will help save space by buying a new flat screen TV... so considerate, that one! The trampoline (oh god the trampoline...) is going to take up the ENTIRE back yard. Yup. The whole thing. That's going to look... interesting, but I'm glad we have it - it will tire the Punk out in the place of running around the massive yard we have right now. The Boy is planning his veggie patches already & considering demolishing the dodgey shed to erect a greenhouse.
The second bedroom - this is my FAVOURITE PART - has a loft. A loft! It's GORGEOUS.... I am torn between making it a kind of study or my craft area... I really, really, really want to make it my craft area, but I probably have to share the loveliness of it all. There is a large bungalow out the back - perfect for Le Punk's playroom, that will help get rid of toy clutter in the house, thankfully, the ceilings are incredibly high (it's funny that back in the day they were much shorter than we are today, yet they made the ceilings so high you need an extend able ladder to change a light bulb....), Punk's room has an open fireplace, there is a cute front door (begging to be painted red, to match the roof...) & a lovely little hallway... I do believe I'm smitten!
I can now be on the lookout for wardrobes & sets of drawers to redo due to the lack of built-in robes - yay! Not to mention scouring the "For Sale" section for "new" old kitchens, drooling over IKEA goodness & reading up on DIY reno skills!