happy house hunting
Here they are.... and I need your opinions. Especially about curb appeal!
It's been a very long weekend of house hunting... after a few days, they all look the same, don't they? Plus, I am not very comfortable looking through houses that people are still actually living in. I feel like such an intruder. Even though I am dying to know if the closets have proper storage, and the cabinets are of good quality, I feel like a snoop opening doors and peeking in.
We seem to have narrowed it down to the two houses above. They are both in the same neighbourhood and roughly the same size. I like one, Ben likes the other. I won't say which is my favourite, I'd like your opinion.
We are planning to refinish the inside and sell it when the construction of our new home is done. I don't really want to have to do much, because there will be enough to do on the new house to keep me busy.
The white house needs very little exterior work but the inside needs to be completely updated - it has a nice floor plan but it is very, very pink inside. I was thinking of painting the front door a glossy black, and the shutters too. The garage door should be completely white, I think. It has a tiny kitchen but we could enlarge it and it needs new cabinets anyway. They had cats and because of my allergies we'd have to lay down new carpets right away.
The tudor style home on the right needs no work outside and the inside is liveable but needs some updating and paint. The kitchen is nice and sunny with traditional cabinets. The basement is developed but badly needs to be fixed up. Do you remember that wood paneling from the 70's? They painted it white. It has a beautiful yard with a pond for fish.
I think they both present the same amount of work, but equal potential. The question I want to ask, is which one would you buy? Which one lookes cuter from the outside? I really think I need the opinion of my good blogging friends who all are crafty and have such good taste and an interest in decorating. I will take it all under advisement.
posted Tuesday, October 24, 2006