So the other day, my husband and I were having a random conversation about the house that we are currently renting. We were debating whether or not, if the owner of our rental decided to sell it, would we want to purchase it.
Now I should stipulate here that we are not in a position to buy any home at this point in time. Not even close. These are just random musings per se’.
So we were going over the things we did like about our house and things we didn’t, and could we really see ourselves, when the opportunity presented itself, plunking down a 30 year mortgage on this particular abode.
My answer was no; my husband’s answer was maybe, but he’s a Libra and they always see both sides of everything so… 😉
I like the house we rent, don’t get me wrong. I really do like it. It has plenty of square feet, a garage, a backyard with a lemon tree, more than enough bedrooms, and a really great school district.
But the devil’s in the details, as they say.
I’m not a fan of the kitchen because it’s closed off from everybody. I like more of an open concept and this place has the complete opposite. If you are in the kitchen, you are cut off from your guests or your family and I don’t like that.
The master bathroom completely needs to be overhauled. Whoever designed the master tub/shower combo must have been at least 6 foot 5, because the wall to the combo, you literally have to lift your leg as high as possible over the tub wall, just to get in. The fact that I have not embarrassed myself by falling out of this thing, is some kind of miracle, really.
The tile that is everywhere, was put in sometime around the beginning of the Clinton era, and it has not held up well.
The garage door, is one of those old wood monstrosities that we used to have as a kid: you know the ones that are super heavy and can come crashing down on your head when you least expect it? Yeah, that one.
It also has a double fireplace with brown tile and brass trim. *shudder*
There’s more, but you see where I am going with this. Yes, these things could be fixed, but at what cost? Would a newer home, cost less? Would all of these home improvement projects cost less than I think?
Honestly, I’m not sure.
But that’s the beauty of a hypothetical question; I don’t have to have an answer right now!
But it’s something fun to think about