Jayne J's Profile
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We moved into our new home after 7 years together in the previous house. This new place definitely took a while to start feeling like home. Our new home, though occupied til we moved in, had seen several years of neglect and needed a lot of deep cleaning/freshening. It is a work in progress that will take many years to be really truly "at home". I imagine the time it takes to be at home time is lessened when you move into a brand new build. Here, there are too many things that have to be replaced/fixed/addressed still. I agree with other posters that it is OK if you have to work with your budget and make changes slowly, as you can afford them. It's not exactly easy to get a home equity loan these days to just rip out your kitchen and baths. I have actually felt pressure from family and friends and our new neighbors that everything should be up to snuff immediately- most or all items updated/replaced, all new furnishings purchased, all new landscaping. We have been here just over a year and we are tackling things one project/expense at a time.
Does It Really Take Seven Years to Make a Good Home? Good Questions
|2/23/13 4:23 AM|