Now, we are ready for a larger home. With Corey working from home and a new baby, we are cramped for space. That third bedroom that sat empty for so long and then became Corey's office (filled with a huge desk, dual monitors, and a phone that rings nonstop) is now Madeline's room. And Corey's office has moved to a small room downstairs. With no door.
So, when we began to look for a home we were really disappointed in what we can get in our preferred neighborhood of Charlotte for our budget, which we thought would be fairly generous. We're not looking for a mansion or anything. Just one more bedroom, a nice, flat backyard, and a designated office area for Corey.
The thing about building our current home, though, is that everything is totally customized to my taste. White kitchen, my favorite shade of granite countertops, the travertine backsplash I fought with our builder over, dark wood floors, 8 inch crown,waines cotting, high ten foot ceilings, lots of large windows for natural light, an open concept, giant tub for bubble baths that is separate from the shower, his and her sinks, his and her closets, an upstairs laundry. The list really goes on and on. It is small but I love everything about the inside. There isn't one other thing I could have asked for in a first home.
We've been so spoiled. When I list off the things we have now versus what we have seen in our price range, I start to think we don't actually really need that extra bedroom. And having more outdoor space for dogs and children is overrated, right? Maybe we can just stay here....forever.
This is why you should never, ever build a house. At least for your first house. It spoils you.