Finding our home was not as fun as it looks on some of our favorite television shows. My husband and I went on so many tours and open houses, by the end of it I was ready to quit and get back to it at a later time. Before we get into house hunting, here’s a little back history on us Laurettas. We were married October 8th 2017, and I had learned that we were pregnant a little before our wedding day. After our honeymoon in Italy we moved into my in-laws home to save up for a house. It took us almost the full year to feel we were confident to embark on our home search. I didn’t know this would be the hardest thing I would ever do. Frustration and confusion were my most felt feelings during this process.
Money did not stretch far, everyone wanted way too much for what always seemed like a fixer upper.
I refused to visit the house we now call our home. Most houses look great online until you visit and see they were photoshopped to life. This house was not one of those. It was lonely looking and just unattractive. There was potential, however it seemed it would cost a few pretty coins to look the way anyone with home style would want it to look. Well, we ran out of house options and on one hot day decided to take a look during its open house. Silently we toured the home not exchanging any words…
We were home. Oh boy, what an ugly home did we fall in love with. haha! Yes I bought the ugliest house on the block with the most beautiful bones. It is a two story Dutch Colonial that I plan to bring to life. To move in we had to add insulation just to keep in the winter, change two doors that led outside, paint, pull up A LOT of carpeting and sand the floors. Not one project has been easy. Stay tune as I reveal my transformations room by room.
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