This evening, I read a post about someone who had lived in the same house for 28 years. That is a foreign concept for most of us. My husband and I moved into our current house just this past November. We have been married nearly three years, and this is the first house we have purchased together.
Our goal for buying this house was to down-size and to have a house that belonged to us as a couple. For two months after closing, we renovated. The entryway had three layers of wallpaper, which we took down, adding paint and wainscoting. We pulled carpet from the living room and dining room and replaced it with new flooring. All three bedrooms were painted and re-carpeted. The kitchen was our biggest project. We put in the beautiful tile flooring ourselves. I repainted the cabinets and updated the hardware. New countertops and appliances rounded out the room.
During spring break, I will paint our front door and jazz up the front porch. I am excited about the memories we will create here. Since most of the work was done with our hands, the colors and designs chosen by us, we have “bonded” with our home. We know every nook and cranny. There is pride in the hard work and soul put into every room. The look of it reflects our personalities and preferences. We can see ourselves here. It is our home.