House Hunting: Renovated and Ready
Things are looking up on the hunt for the next Borrowed Abode. I responded to a Craigslist Ad with my letter to a prospective landlord, and received an awesome pet-friendly response. This house (a 1950’s post-war ranch, I’m guessing) has just been completely renovated – and gorgeously. Forget Tuesday’s house. I think this baby could be the one.
I’ve gotten the landlord’s permission to share a peek with you.
I am loving the large windows that shed lots of natural light into the living room. I was hoping for hardwood floors, but the new carpet should help keep the heating costs down in the winter. And the recessed lighting is a huge plus.
This kitchen had me at hello. I’ve dreamed of cooking in a kitchen like this. Granite counters, gorgeous (maple?) cabinets, natural light, flat-top stove, stainless appliances. Love.
This is the dining area. Not ideal, because it’s also the walkway between the living room and kitchen. However, I could totally make it work – and the recessed lighting is, again, a nice touch.
He did a gorgeous job on this basement, turning it into an uber-functional rec room, with attached guest room, full bath, and laundry room.
There’s also a back yard, of course, and a patio. This is what I’m talking about. This is the kind of home I’d like to call my own, even as a borrower. A home that doesn’t feel like we’re just a bunch of college kids renting a place for a year.
We’re going to see the home tonight after work. My only concern is that it’s been remodeled so beautifully, will I be bored for lack of projects?