Since a very young age, I became accustomed to changing houses every two to three years. For a while, my parents used to buy a property, renovate it and flip it. Therefore, I have lived in 12 houses and I am only 28!
I guess this is why I am starting to look for another house already! After living in our house for the past 3 years, we have been searching the web for another home. We haven’t put our house for sale (we actually have several things to do before it is ready to market), but we are already looking to see what is available.
I guess we will be looking for a very long time because the list of things we want in our next house is quite extensive. So before talking about how we will modify and make our house more “marketable”, I will talk about what I am looking for in my “perfect house”.
I am not a big fan of the suburbs. In fact, I prefer living downtown or far away ;-). Why look at the 2 opposites? Because a loft downtown and an acreage property represent 1 similar point: privacy. While living downtown means that you live in the middle of a crowd, everybody minds their own business. As for the acreage property, well, you just don’t have to see your neighbours that often ;-). Since I have a young family, I would rather have large plot of land than live in the middle of the urban jungle (read ‘city’). While I am not going to become a gentleman farmer just yet, I am looking more for a plot around 40,000 to 60,000 square feet. I would like to have a lot of trees so I can spend a nice afternoon outside under the leaves breathing fresh air.
I do have a garage right now andI all I can say is that I really appreciate it! (all men need a cave 😉 ) There are a tons of things that can fit in it and there is nothing more important than a car in a garage when it is -20 degrees outside!
We tend to see this more and more often. Having an additional room over the garage offers the option of having a fourth bedroom on the second floor. You can also make this room a home theatre, a home office or a playroom. This gives great flexibility and space.
I don’t really like when the kitchen, the dining room and the living room are separated by walls. I like the impression of space when there are no walls. This also helps with luminosity in each room.
Since I am only at the “dreaming stage” and I am not calculating the full cost of everything I want, I started to stray into dangerous territory: everything I would like in my perfect house. This is why I would add a few other things….
I really like the look of a fireplace in a living room. It entices people to gather around and sit down to chat. It is also very relaxing. In a perfect world, the fireplace would be in the middle of the house so it would allow for slight delination between the dining room, living room and has four open sides, a kind of hearth… whoa! That must be expensive!
If I would be fortunate enough to live on a bigger parcel of land with a lot of trees, I would add another room next to the dining room. I would be like an indoor porch adorned by windows from the knees to the 10 foot ceilings. This would be our reading and relaxing spot. Then again, this option is probably quite expensive!
I just love clothes! And since I don’t have one where I live, I would definitely like to have a walk-in in my next house, most likely two (to keep the peace). This would allow me to separate my suits from my casual clothes. And it would also make it easier with my better half rather than share this space with my wife 😉
I would be curious to know what would you include in your perfect home? Which modifications have you made to your current place to make it better? It would likely give me some additional ideas 😉
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