Sunday, January 7, 2007
Thinking out loud.
We looked at two houses today and Richard is ready to make an offer on one. 5 bedrooms, almost 2000 square feet of space, big yard with a deck and big garage, central air. He doesn't think we need to look anymore.
It has been on the market a really long time and 10k has been knocked off once . Our realtor is so sure our house will sell quickly he isn't even going to list it until we find a house we want to make an offer on.
I am feeling anxious. How can we make up our minds after only seeing two houses??
I got a "creepy" feeling walking through it. Maybe burning sage would help that--as well as throwing out all of the stinky plugin air fresheners that were everywhere (what are they hiding??)
big yard with deck and garage
mud room with shelves and cupboards
new cherry cabinets in sunny kitchen (and lots of them)
huge living room with adjacent den and seperate sitting room off main entranceway
formal dining room (add dining room table and china cabinet to shopping list)
room to grow
second floor splits off into two wings with two bedrooms one one side and three on the other--I feel like I would be too far away from whoever is sleeping in the opposite wing from me
wiring looks wonky--will have someone look at it
two bedrooms are without closets
no bathroom on the main floor
roof looks sort of saggy from a certain angle
Things that must be changed:
most of the main floor is this colour--walls and carpet. There are two layers of carpet and pad in the living room/den
the kitchen is covered in dark green and burgandy plaid wallpaper with a Kountry Kitten border
One of the upstairs bathrooms is sponge painted pink and green with stencilled roses
One of the upstairs bedrooms is stencilled with palm leaves and kokopelli The previous owner really loved sponge painting and stencilling.
I want to know what the hardwood looks like under all the carpeting