Monday, November 8, 2010

House Envy

Jony and I have been feeling a bit down about our house lately. I have no doubt that it's because we've been watching too much DIY. We have so many projects that we want to do around our house and no time/money to do it. Such a bummer. The only room that we've really focused on in our house and gotten completely finished (including decorating) is Jeffrey's room. I'm pretty sure that makes us lame. We did a big kitchen remodel when we first moved in and are super happy with what we did, but we still have more to do. We also need to get some stuff on our walls and a new dining room table and some bar stools. We want to remodel both of our bathrooms, replace our tile, and get hardwood floors (but we're not doing that until the kids are all potty trained). The landscaping could also use some work in both the front and back. We've already got plans to do the back bathroom in the next few months so that it's all set and ready for Jeffrey during potty training and thereafter, and I'm excited about that.

Now, our house is nothing to be ashamed of, and I have to remind myself that it's pretty good for as young as we are. We've already increased the equity by our kitchen stuff and painting (you should have seen how HIDEOUS the colors were when we moved in. Gross), so we just need to putter along until we decide to sell. And hope that the housing market is ready for us in about ten or so years.

I still wish we had about 15K to do what we want with the house. Oh well. It'll happen.

1 comment:

Mrslmk28 said...

I know the feeling. I feel trapped in our house. I love it and I am grateful for it BUT that doesn't mean I want to be here forever!

Being that we bought when things were high we're not sure if/when we'll be able to sell. Renting it out isn't an option right now either. BLAH!