We had the home inspection and we are still moving closer to getting the house. After having the home inspected and finding a few minor issues, we submitted an addendum asking the sellers for a credit to fix the issues that the inspector found. Now we are waiting... seems like when you're in the home buying process, there is a lot of that; hurry up then wait. But, now that it is getting so real, and we are most likely going to close on this house, I am starting to worry. What am I going to fill this house with?
Our new house needs three sets of couches (family room, formal living room, and basement)... we have one set. It has 4 bedrooms. We are going to use the fourth room as an office... but we don't have a desk. We have 1,000sq/ft downstairs in the basement to fill with a pool-table, bar, fooz-ball, poker table, etc... but we have none. We have a huge garage to fill with tools to help with home improvement projects... but we have none (only car tools- not house tools ie saws etc).
I have been scouring pinterest for do-able projects and home design ideas. There are hundreds of beautiful interiors that I could 'pin' pretending like I am going to use them for inspiration.
Let's get real. All of those beautiful sparkling white interiors are unrealistic. I have a messy baby and a 85 pound hyperactive dog. White isn't going to work.
Putting 20% down on this home has pretty much wiped our savings account out. It is definitely down to a point where I don't feel comfortable taking the money out to furnish the home the way that we would want to. So, as much as I would like to pretend like we are going to have so much fun decorating and furnishing this home, the reality is that it is going to have empty areas and some bare walls for a while. I am looking on craigslist more than furniture stores. And those amazing rooms on pinterest are not going to show up in our home... At least not until I find a job!