At the end of our whirlwind weekend in DC, we squeezed in a quick meeting with our realtor to see two houses. This was actually the first time Chase and I have ever looked at houses together–it was SO real! I actually got nervous. Lots of butterflies in the stomach. I am such a dweeb!
So this was the first house we looked at:
Super cute, right?
It is located on this quiet little cul de sac. There were people walking dogs and mommy’s pushing baby strollers–um, perfection.
My favorite part of this house was all of the windows.
This is the family room and the dining room is peeking through on the right. I love that it has a fireplace! I am thinking S’mores every.single.night.
I also love the sun-room
There is way to much dark, bulky furniture in this room. It needs some sunny, comfy furniture! I think I could live in this room with a few yellow and blue touches–maybe a bit of gingham?
The big problem with this house was the kitchen:
The kitchen is microscopic. No counter space, no cabinet space, no room! Our apartment kitchen is bigger–sadness.
I fear that this may be a deal-breaker in my book. I LIVE in my kitchen and this could not happen in this tiny room.
However, I did LOVE that the house had a screened in porch:
I love the sunny dining option! And it looks out on to the cute backyard!
I did, however, like the bedrooms a lot.
Our little brother was SUPER cute the whole time. He is totally a realtor-in-training. He opened every closet in every single room. If he could fit inside he would proclaim: “Wow, this is ANOTHER walk-in-closet.” In actuality, the house had maybe 1 real walk-in-closet. 🙂
I think we decided this one would be a good future nursery…as in 2013…don’t get too excited.
Above is the basement. It is has the laundry room and space for a couch/tv or, a workout room. I am DYING to get a treadmill. With the tile floor, I think it could work well.
However, the other issue with the house is that the second bathroom is in the basement. Strange.
How much do you love the Brady Bunch hand towels. 🙂
We also saw a second house:
It was a little bungalow. And the only thing I liked about this house was the kitchen:
It had a super cute eat-in space
However, the rooms were TINY. Our bed would not fit into any of them. Also, the neighborhood was a bit too “hip” for us. We want quiet and lots of space–the houses in this place were very close together and the area was high-traffic.
So ultimately the first house is still on the list, not at the top, but still has a place. The bungalow is OFF.
What is a deal-breaker or deal-maker for houses in your book? Do you like hip neighborhoods or more quiet residential places? Any house hunting tips?