Do you have a dream house you fantasize about? I’m not thinking of that outlandish dream house you could buy if you won the lottery, I am thinking about the one you can afford if you work hard and spend wisely and take your time decorating. One you day dream about living in, furnishing and styling? Maybe you live in your dream house! The house my hubby and I bought a little over two years ago is sort of that house.
We didn’t build the house we live in, and it is not yet my “Dream House”, but I am confident it will end up that way! It would have been nice to have built exactly what we wanted, but location was more important to us than anything and there were no more buildable lots in our community. We can take a short walk to our “downtown” and dine at ten different restaurants. We are also only 20 minutes from a major airport which is important for my husband’s work.
One of the things I really want is windows in my kitchen. I have no windows in my kitchen. Do you have windows in your kitchen? It would be so lovely to fling open the doors like this and stroll right out to my front porch. My husband and I have figured out a way to alter our kitchen so that I can have windows . I will be able to not just have windows, but also French doors that will open onto my front porch!
Oh yeah! I have to have an island! An island and windows, I know those two things for sure!
The thing is, I don’t even know what color kitchen I want. Do I want an all white kitchen? Maybe I want gray lower cabinets like this. It is just fine with me that the budget isn’t there right now, because I still have a lot of decisions to make!
Then there is the pool! I live in central Florida, I could potentially be in my pool 365 days of the year. I have plenty of community pools, I don’t need a pool for swimming, I just need a little spot for cooling off!
Cooling off and socializing in and around a pool is part of that dream…AND a waterfall! I really want a waterfall!
Lastly (for now, anyway), I want a little back entry. Something like a small mudroom so there is a landing space when you come in. Someplace to keep the keys and umbrellas. Currently our back door is part of a pair of French doors that open right into our tavern room.
Am I dreaming of a lot of things in this “dream house” of mine? I am, but I am very patient and can add and change things over time. To me the planning is almost as enjoyable as the doing! In the meantime, I LOVE my house! I have room for both of my married children and their spouses to come and stay and another bedroom just for my grandchildren. I have a big table to seat us all for holiday meals. My parents live in the apartment above our garage, so I know they are close by should they need me, or if I would need them! I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream about that house in my head with everything just the way I want it! Stay tuned, keep reading here at Celebrate & Decorate and see how my house changes over the years, and perhaps how my dreams and plans change too! In the meantime, you will find me on the front porch!
So, what does your dream house look like?