Friday, June 29, 2012

When House B becomes Plan A!

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post!  It's such an exciting time for us - I keep looking at the photos of the house, and I love it so much! I think that it's just beautiful, I'm so glad you all seem to agree!

As most of you guessed, in the end House B won the battle! 
House B has now become our plan A, and I couldn't be happier! 

Thank you for all your helpful advice on the dilemma!  I had some wonderful tips from you, and it really helped to clear my mind and gave me a guide on what I should focus on.  I hadn't really shared the house-hunting process with many of my friends, so it helped tremendously to have advice from all of you lovely ladies, and also to have a bit of wisdom from some who had done it all before. I am ever so grateful! xx

As suggested, I decided to draw up a list of pros and cons of each house -

As you can see, House B won in a landslide!

When I said that House A was the perfect right-now house for us, I was really lying a little.  I'm sorry about that.  If it makes you feel any better, I was lying to myself too! I could just imagine being in that stunning open plan living room with a little balcony perfect for indulging in wine and cheese platters... but what was missing from that scene was the every day annoyances and inconveniences we would have to put up with.  In the end, I came to the realisation that House B was a much better fit for us, not only in the future, but right now too. 

I am now the proud owner (or I will be in exactly 28 days!) of a beautiful three-bedroom two-bathroom double storey townhouse.  As you might have seen from the picture in my previous post, it's a gorgeous little thing and I cannot wait to get moved in! Unfortunately it is currently tenanted on a fixed lease until the end of December.  Once the lease is transferred we are going to discuss with the tentants the possibility of breaking it early, but in the worst case scenario we should be in our new home around Christmas time (ahh, the wait is going to kill me!).

And look at the size of my new kitchen! <3

So now begins the fun of planning and buying new things to decorate the house! If the renters decide they want to stay until the end of their lease, we will have quite a while to plan and save up to buy everything that we need! I'm so excited.

Can you give me any tips, or inspiration for setting up and decorating a new home? xx


  1. I'm so excited for you!! Congratulations!

    That kitchen is huge! You could do cartwheels in there! Awesome!

    My advice is to live in the place and get a feel for it before making any major / expensive changes. You will be surprised how your plans evolve after living there for a little bit :-)

    1. Thank you! xx

      That's so funny you say that. The first thing Liam said when he saw the kitchen was "I could breakdance in it!"

      That's a very good idea. We're just going to move in with the basics, and then hopefully get an idea and collect items as time goes on! :) x

  2. It looks amazing, and woah at that pro/con comparison. Looks like you made a fantastic choice! I can't wait to read all about your home decorating!!!

  3. Yay so excited :-)

    Agree with Emma's advice, until you're in a place it's hard to tell what you'll want to do with/to it.

    And your budget will also be a big factor. Doesn't mean you can't start buying home/interior mags and looking on pinterest for styles you like though :-)

  4. So exciting! And yes, live in your new home for a little while before doing/buying anything major - sometimes you can have a clear idea of what you want to do or buy but that can change once you get to 'know' your new home. This is such a fun time, thinking of all the things you can do!

  5. Woooo hooooo!!!

    Love it!

    So happy for you :)

    The kitchen is gigantic.. I am very jealous of that!!

    You are going to love it :) And even if the tenants wont break the lease, at least you will be able to save some more money for extra good decorating :)


  6. MASSIVE KITCHEN!! The place looks great and I am jealous too!

    With the tenant's (legally) you should be able to break the lease even if they don't want it, you will just have to give them a certain amount of notice.


  7. Whoa Kitchen is huge and gorgeous

  8. Oh, its a beauty. That kitchen would sell the house alone for me!

  9. Yay this is fantastic!! I really am very happy for you, your new house looks amaaaaazing (judging from that kitchen hehe) and I bet that you'll have so much fun decorating it :)

  10. congrats! sounds like an exciting time for you!xx