Saturday, January 16, 2010
My future home
I've been dreaming alot lately about moving back down south and buying a home of our own again. The house we're in is great, especially considering it's government housing but it's not the same as having one one I can renovate, revamp and redecorate. I watch alot of TLC shows like Moving Up and Property Ladder where I get so many ideas for what I can do. I'm itching to get out to Home Depot and create my dream home.
In my dreams I have a 2 story modern farm house style home with a gorgeous wrap around porch on the front. It has huge windows in every room so it's really bright and cheery and has 4 large, beautifully decorated bedrooms. The master is huge, with a sitting area and his and hers walk in closets. The ensuite of course has a jacuzzi tub and a large glass stand up shower with a dozen shower heads.
I dream of a large kitchen with a breakfast area, stainless steel appliances, an island with a butcher block and one of those cool ceiling racks that you hang pots and pans from. The kitchen opens up to a family room with a big tv and lots of room for toys. The laundry room is off the kitchen with a laundry shoot from the top floor. I've always wanted a laundry shoot.
For entertaining there is a spacious dining room with a heavy wood table set that seats at least 10. After dinner we move to an 'adult' living room that looks like something out of Better Homes and Gardens with dark wood furniture and comfy overstuffed couches. And there isn't any clutter in there.... did I mention it's a dream?
In the basement is Nick's 'lair' with a beer fridge, a full bar and theatre style seating. I never have to watch a Jay's game or a see his Playstation again! Somewhere in the house I have an office/sewing room where I leave my sewing projects out till I can get back to them and know they won't be touched by little hands. It has a wall to wall storage bins and drawers so I could store all my stuff and of course everything is labeled. Oh, I get excited just thinking about that.
And then there is the back yard. It's large and fenced in so Oliver and Tank can play without my worrying. There is one of those huge log play structure with swings and slides. We also have an outdoor living room set up on the deck with a fireplace and a hot tub. And it would of course be kept beautifully manicured by Hottie, the gardener. Oh and I should mention that Yummy, Hottie's twin brother comes twice a week to clean my amazing house.
So I don't ask for much do I? I know I'll never get that house but I do hope to have some of those things someday. I'll settle for the fenced in yard, even if it's small and the decent sized kitchen. But I won't be leaving the north for a long while so I have years yet to dream. And the more home decor shows I watch the more ideas I have and the more rooms I add. Maybe we'll win the lottery. And if not, maybe Hottie and Yummy will work for free.