Owning your own home is something that I think everyone aspires to and having lived in both rented and mortgaged homes I can safely say the security of having your name on that piece of paper means a lot!
When we lost our home during the recession over 10 years ago we never thought we would ever get back on the property ladder and obviously now that I am going it alone that feeling was something that kept me awake at night. Renting when you know it is never going to be your home can be such a demotivating feeling, a feeling that you can’t really do anything to the property to make it your own makes it always feel like you are living in someone elses ‘home’.
I am now much happier than I have ever been in my little home, it is cosy and there is so much I want to do to it. It needs a new bathroom and the kitchen has plenty of scope for extending as the garden is large enough to fit a very welcome extra few feet! The thoughts of an open plan kitchen are enough to get me excited about the changes I could make and also how much I could benefit from the additions I make to the house if I decided to sell in the future.
There is no bathroom upstairs but my bedroom is the full length of the house so plenty of room to fit in one of those small ensuite bathrooms which of course could be used by everyone (its only me and the little ones so no big issues there!) Then of course there is the thought of expanding into the loft too, the list of home improvements is endless!
As much as I love it at the moment I am well aware that in the future it could become too small for what we need, the girls might not want to share a room forever and I can only imaging what its going to be like once they bring all of their friends around. For now it is perfect but I would not be against selling in the future and there are so many property agencies out there now that allow people to buy and sell, like Hatched that give a brilliant guide to selling and how you can improve your home before doing so.
Now where did i put my pen and paper, I need to map out just how much I can fit in that kitchen extension!
This is a collaborative post.