I’d kill for a good window to sit in front of right now.  Our last house faced south and the majority of our time was spent basking in it, be it a bleak winter or hazy summer afternoon.  This house is lacking in both windows and a good vantage point and I am reminded of a few musts for our next house:

-fireplace (it is also FREEZING in here…a wood burning fireplace would add a few degrees for pennies more)

-basement.  We get inclement weather here and a basement offers peace of mind + storage (everyone says you can never have enough) + room to grow

-a big (ger) yard than our last house.  Which shouldn’t be too terribly hard to find.  This house has a great yard and backs up to a large field and play ground but we moved just as the seasons changed and haven’t been able to enjoy it.

My HOPES which would be less important criteria but still included in the search: a nice kitchen, 4+ bedrooms, raised ceilings, and nice master bathroom.  I also don’t mind (and perhaps welcome, a little DIY work, but don’t think we are up for a total fixer-upper.)

Those are the wishes of our next house, for which I am on the search.  I put the same question on Facebook to see what other people would add in.  Here are some of their responses:

-open floor plan

-no formal living room or dining room (waste of space, or you could turn those into other rooms you would use more, such as a play room, office, or craft room)

-no tight staircases, especially the ones that make a 180 degree turn, too hard to get furniture up them

-mudroom (even better with a door connecting to the outside)

-consider elevation for water issues (believe me, we will definitely do that after living in this rental!)

-location is key, especially for resale value

-look for a house with good flow and not any odd arrangements

-look for a house that has noise control (especially important if you have children), lots of storage

-lots of positive comments about ranches (especially people with children)

-three car garage

-as much solid floor as possible

-shade in the backyard in the afternoon, mature trees would be a huge bonus

-cul-de-sac (traffic concerns)

-electrical wiring on the roof for Christmas lights

-large entry way that accommodates lots of people coming in

-pantry (the larger the better) for food storage

-character (but not TOO much character :))

 

4 Comments on Sunlight

  1. Cori
    January 15, 2014 at 3:09 am (4 years ago)

    If I could have all of that, minus the basement and upstairs, on 2+ acres and under a million dollars, I’d call it perfect!!!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      January 24, 2014 at 3:46 am (4 years ago)

      Tell me about it, sister!

      Reply
  2. Cori
    January 15, 2014 at 3:09 am (4 years ago)

    If I could have all of that, minus the basement and upstairs, on 2+ acres and under a million dollars, I’d call it perfect!!!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      January 24, 2014 at 3:46 am (4 years ago)

      Tell me about it, sister!

      Reply

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