Not that long ago, like a couple months ago, we had considered selling our house and moving to another area. Mainly for school purposes, but we absolutely love the Elementary School, so we will just try to transfer somewhere once we get closer to Middle School for Clayton, that's a topic for another day though. I wasn't willing to give up square footage and get a higher house payment. So, that idea is out. We thought we wanted to get some land (acre to 2 acres) but due to cost and location, we've now decided against that too. So, it looks like we will be in this house until the end of time now! It actually is great to me. I grew up in this neighborhood, our house is perfectly sized for us, if not bigger than what we really need, and the house payment doesn't go up except due to taxes and insurance!
Since we are going to be here now for.ev.er., we've decided we want our house to be the way we want it to be and not the way it has to be. We want to do lots of different things to the house and upgrade certain areas, beginning with the bathrooms. Don't get me wrong, we aren't doing it all at once, but we now have a list of things to get done!
So, today Wes and I ventured out to the Home and Garden Show. We were looking for a few specific things/ideas for our house. We need estimates on new windows, which we found a couple of companies to talk with. We need ideas for our master bath/vanity/closet area, no such luck there.
BUT we did find some stuff that we hadn't even thought about! We saw a stow away bed, aka a Murphy Bed. It would actually work out perfect for our guest bedroom. We can keep the bed stored and out of the way when no one is here, which we never do, I just can't imagine not having a spare bed just in case ;) That's how my mama raised me though! Always be prepared.....of course that was our girl scout motto too. Anyway, as I was previously saying. We can store the bed away and use the room for an office and maybe put an elliptical in there one day! I really love this idea! We've decided though that we don't want to buy one from a big company and have already found some different ways to build/make one out of IKEA products that will be much cheaper. This is what we are thinking.
The other thing we found is a better way to handle our pantry.