I have always wanted to be a homeowner ever since I watched sitcoms when I was growing up. My family lived in a modest three bedroom apartment and I was amazed at the idea of having two floors and having a backyard to lounge around in. I was a pretty smart kid, so I applied myself in school in the hopes of securing a good job later. Now that I am fairly successful I am on the hunt for that beautiful home I have always dreamed of.
The first thing that I want is a home that has a great outdoor space. I live in New England, so it is not necessary to own a pool or anything. I just like the idea of sitting out in the sun on a nice day and enjoying a book while inhaling the scent of fresh cut grass. I think that I can bend on several different things when it comes to choosing a home, but that is not one of them.
I have helped several of my friends look for homes and they have all been really picky about things like paint color. I do not care too much about these types of things because they can always be changed. My biggest concern is the actual quality of the walls. I don’t want to worry about trying to bang a nail into a wall and making a huge hole in it.
While I know many people want to have a formal dining room, I do not feel like this is really necessary. It would be nice, but I am not a huge entertainer anyway. If I had a choice between having one or having a much larger kitchen, I would choose the kitchen any day.
I am a foodie, so it is very important for the home I choose to have a nice kitchen. While many people make a huge deal over aesthetics, the only thing I require is plenty of counter space. I have a girlfriend, so I want a kitchen that can easily accommodate both of us. I can buy my own appliances if I am not satisfied with the ones that are already there.
There are a few other things I would like, but the one feature I am really anticipating is having a very large master bedroom with its own bathroom. If I find a great one, I am willing to invest in making the rest of the house my own. Walk-in closets, double vanities and a huge soaking tub are just a few features I would love to see.
It may take me a while to find a home that truly meets all of my standards, but the best thing is that I am willing to bend. I know that finding the perfect home is more about perception than anything else. I am going to miss this great apartment I live in now, but I am really looking forward to finally becoming an owner.