It was time to move. We loved our house in the woods. My husband had just finished a years-long decking project around the pool, which may be capable of withstanding the apocalypse.
But it had become clear we needed a home that could serve our needs as well as provide first-floor living for my in-laws. So, we embarked on a house-hunting quest.
With our needs on a checklist, we waded through the online listings and picked several homes to visit. It was about the tenth house we looked at when we realized our quest was about to end.
We opened the door and took in the high ceilings, the impressive staircase, the room colors (no need to paint, yes!), the first-floor bedroom, the chef’s kitchen. I remember thinking, “this is it.” It not only met our needs but was really pretty too.
My only disappointment was the master bath. It seemed unnecessarily large and out of proportion. A huge soaker tub dominated the space, next to a small shower. It seemed wrong to me. [Read more…]