One of the things I am most excited about when it comes to buying our own house is making it feel our own. Having pretty much always lived in rented accommodation (Ed owns a property, which he rents out now, but we lived there previously), I have never truly felt like my house has been fully my home. I think this is largely to do with the fact that I haven’t made the decisions when it came to the decor and even things like the windows and doors that give a house its character.
We have a conservatory in our rented accommodation, and it is such a lovely space, so bright and a total sun-trap, and I use this space as my home office, as well as it being our dining room. If we owned the house, I would definitely look at making a few changes to the conservatory to not only give it my own personal styling, but also to really make the most of the space and light.
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Ed and I are complete opposites when it comes to our dream home. He would be happiest with an old building with plenty of space and character, whilst I love the clean, crisp newer buildings with a more modern style. I feel we are going to need to compromise when it comes to finding our dream home, and I love looking on sites like Pinterest to see how we can bring some modern touches to an older, more traditional property.
I like the idea of up-cycling furniture and adding different lighting and windows to bring a new lease of life to an older building. I can’t wait to make our house our own. It has always been a dream of mine to have a family home perfect just for us and, the closer we get to achieving that dream, the more exciting it gets.