I always meant to write a post on our home, but never got around to it. I think partly I didn’t think it was good enough. It’s certainly not a very inspiring space, and it’s so cramped and, most of the time, messy. But I figured, since we’re moving and all to our first house, that it was about time.
Welcome to our first home together, and (most likely) our last rental.
Notes about the space:
- We live in a 1910 character house divided into three suites. Ours is on the main level
- We painted shortly after moving in and have always hated the blue walls – they were not the same as the paint chip (we will be painting samples on the walls at the house!). We never got around to repainting because it’s been nearly that long since we started house hunting. We figured “we’re moving soon anyway so why bother repainting?”. ….over two years later it’s still there.
- The suite is essentially a narrow strip that houses the living room, dining room and kitchen, with the bathroom and bedroom off the dining area
- We also have a massive deck and garden. That was a huge draw to this place
As this was our first home we lived in when we were just dating, we were still figuring out our styles, and how to combine them. What I’m looking forward to most in our new home is creating a flow and completely customizing it to our style.
I’ll be really sad to leave this place and the neighbourhood (5 minute walk to the ocean people!) but even with the perks, nothing will beat having a home of our own.
You’ve been good to us rental suite. Time to move on!