Our house was a traditional fifties style home complete with a pink tile bathroom, orangey brick facade, sturdy doors, and a galley style kitchen. The home we are currently renting could not be more different. It is a bi-level home complete with large open kitchen, lots of stairs, and space to move.
Our house was small and this house is big. One thing we have definitely decided is we DO NOT need a larger home, necessarily. Our method of operation is to fill the space and we do not need more "stuff." That might sound funny coming from someone who lost practically everything. However, it really puts all your "things" into perspective. One thing we do love about this house is it has two sets of sliding doors.
We were sketching out ideas last night and Shawn said, "Wouldn't a sliding door out our bedroom be nice?"
I got excited! "Yes, right out to a deck!?"
It's so completely overwhelming to try and picture what a new home will look like when you realize how many decisions it will become and how much everything will cost!
"What color grout do you want in the bathroom? Carpet or hardwood? Which door knob do you prefer? Can you look at these samples?"
And yet, it is exciting. It was not planned. The timing could probably not be worse but at this time next year, I might just have a sliding door somewhere in my new home. I'll hold onto that.
Not my slider + several leaves that the Michigan wind decided to pile up right outside!