A cute cottage type house with at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I'd settle for 1.5 baths.
I would like some modern updates, but nothing fancy, and am definitely willing and excited to do a cosmetic
makeover. See, I'm not asking for too much...
What I actually find:
Bland exteriors with zero curb appeal, those hideous laminate kitchen cabinets with "wood" trim, bedrooms the size of postage stamps, closets even smaller than that, and dark, spooky paneling...and more paneling.
My husband and I are looking for our first house to buy, which is very exciting, yet very frustrating so far.
Our search is taking place in the suburbs of Chicago and we currently live in the city of Chicago now.
Being from these suburbs I know quite well that they are not known for their cottage or farmhouse charm, unless you happen to live in one of the quaint downtown or main street areas within the suburb itself. Even then, it's hard to find something that doesn't need tons of construction work, definitely something that we don't want to live through with our 6 month old daughter. Did I mention ugh?
Our search has just begun, so we are still hopeful that we'll find that one perfect-enough house to be in for years and years to come! The obstacle course that has become our apartment, made no easier by the growing addition of bulky baby gear, is in a word: RIDICULOUS
This move can't come soon enough!