I just had a quick thought for today... having lived in so many rental homes, I feel like I've developed a pretty good idea of what I want when we eventually do purchase a home. I also feel like I have figured out what kinds of things I can live with for a while, even if they aren't exactly ideal. I feel like I have a good grasp on what can be changed & what can't, and what I could do versus what I'd have to hire help to get done.
I feel like this is a major benefit have having rented for so long in so many places. For example, right now, our house is almost all pergo floors. Except for the dinning & kitchen spaces, which are tile. We also have never purchased rugs for our rooms, since for the 4 years we've been here, we're always thinking we're gonna move after "this" lease... but it just hasn't ended up happening yet. (This time it will happen though!!!)
Anyway, today I was at my aunt & uncle's house & I spent most of the day laying on the ground on the carpet watching football with everyone. I was laying there thinking oh my gosh I MISS CARPET! I love hardwoods too, but I really wish that we had some carpet or a good squishy rug somewhere in the house to lay around on. I'm really a fan of sitting & laying on the floor, and it's just not all that comfortable on cold hard floors.
Totally will be figuring out a way to have some comfy squishy flooring in our next place!!!
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