ever hear that song? popped into my head this morning. seems like time is moving faster than i want it to but also seems to move slowly when i don't want it to. yep. hubby and i celebrated our 12th anniversary going to open houses yesterday :) yes, we already bought a house but it's fun to go- and we are looking at houses in the price range we actually want to buy in one day- to get an idea of what is in our area.
word of advice to any potential sellers- wall paper is a deal breaker for me. one or two rooms- ok, maybe i'll entertain the idea. but--- if you haven't upgraded your house since 1988 because you didn't want to fuss with the wallpaper- neither will i. i hate wall paper.
we aren't in any hurry to move but we also want to do some upgrades to our current home. wanted to see what folks were doing to the higher end homes. another note- don't think that just because you plunk high end upgrades in your house that folks will overlook the fact that that is exactly what it looks like. flow of rooms is important so, don't add the jet tub and stand alone shower and make the bathroom awkward.
too many folks are watching hgtv and diy and just throwing stuff into homes with no other thought than that. you don't have to have granite countertops in a cape cod middle class neighborhood where all of your neighbors have corian. trust me- you won't recoup your investment. also, not everyone likes hardwood in every single room. you have to clean it daily or it looks dusty and dirty- especially the darker wood. i would rather have carpet in my bedrooms and hardwood in my dining room. just an fyi.
anyhoo- we had a great day and had fun. we ended up at lowes and dinner before i spent the rest of the evening wrestling with paint colors. sigh. i am really glad that we still like each other after spending the last 15 years or so together. he loves me and that's all that matters to me. and i like him pretty good too :)