The House Hunt

These past few weeks have been consumed with house shopping…thus my absence from writing

In my pursuit of finding a new place for my three teenage children, and myself I have had to ponder the big question.  What makes a house a home?

Also, what do I need to make whatever place I am looking for, a home for me and the kids?  What am I looking for?  What do we need?  What do we want?

As a family of four it is difficult to find something out there that is in my price range and suitable to serve he needs of middle aged me; who loves bright open space, a modern kitchen, and a small yard (plus a soaker tub would definitely be an asset).  Then there is my daughter, who in her dating years will need a space where she feels comfortable to bring guys home and have privacy to hang with a few girlfriends, apart from the boys.  Speaking of boys, I can’t forget my two teenage sons; who need a cave! This is a space where numerous teenage guys can rumble and tumble, hang, crash for the night, without being interrupted or bothered.  This is also the place for the TV, and gaming station.

In these last years I have with my young adult children, I want to create a safe place, a refuge.  I want each of my children to have an opportunity to experience their own oasis, their bedrooms,  a place where they can privately recharge uninterrupted.  I want several different small meeting spaces where each of us can host and entertain groups of friends.  I imagine a large functional kitchen, with a big table to gather around over great food, good conversation and lots of laughs.  Last, I’d like a small yard to enjoy the outdoors, soak in the sun and feel close to nature, maybe even a little fire pit to informally gather around on cold nights.

Curious, what makes a house, a home?

In these last years I have with my young adult children, I want to create a safe place, a refuge.  I want each of my children to have an opportunity to experience their own oasis, their bedrooms,  a place where they can privately recharge uninterrupted.  I want several different small meeting spaces where each of us can host and entertain groups of friends.  I imagine a large functional kitchen, with a big table to gather around over great food, good conversation and lots of laughs.  Last, I’d like a small yard to enjoy the outdoors, soak in the sun and feel close to nature, maybe even a little fire pit to informally gather around on cold nights.

Curious, what makes your house, your home?

 

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