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Monday, June 3, 2013

In Search of Our Acreage Dream Home

My Acreage Dream Home
Well, our current home has been on the market for just over a week now.  We've had 7 showings so far without so much as a nibble.  But, with so many other houses for sale in our area, I'm not the least bit surprised.

In between the never-ending cleaning and tidying, I've started searching the property listings for our next home.

We're looking for a small, private acreage (around 5 acres), close to where my husband works.  

As soon as I saw this property, I fell in love!  It's a little bit over our price range, but, just look at this place!




















We could just move in and enjoy!

But, hubby thinks it makes more sense to buy a beautiful piece of land and start from scratch.  We'd be able to create our very own version of a dream acreage, all brand new and for a lot less money.


But, it would also be a lot of work.  We'd have to choose and clear the building site, create an access road and driveway, drill a well, install a septic system, build the house, add landscaping and fencing, and the list goes on...


At this point, it's anybody's guess what we'll end up doing.  Which option would you choose?

~ Wendi ~ xo

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A 'Staged to Sell' Classic Chic Home Tour


The staging is finally complete, and now it's time to SELL OUR HOUSE!

Let me give you the 'five cent tour' of our happy little home.

The FRONT HALL seems like a good place to begin.


The french doors off the foyer lead into our LIBRARY / HOME OFFICE.




And, straight ahead is the GREAT ROOM.






Let's head upstairs to the FAMILY ROOM...






and the second floor LAUNDRY ROOM.


Then it's up a few more stairs to our daughter's BATHROOM...


BEDROOM...


and LOUNGE / STUDY ROOM.


The MASTER BEDROOM and ENSUITE are just down the hall.




To finish off the tour, let's head downstairs to the GAMES ROOM and HOME GYM.








For the expanded version of this home tour, click on the "MY HOME" link at the top of the page.

And now, the selling process begins.

Our last two homes both sold in less than twenty four hours, but I doubt we'll be so lucky this time around.  In our area, the average time for a house to be on the market is ninety days!

That's three loooooong months of keeping our home in 'ready to show' condition...  what have I gotten myself into?!!

~ Wendi ~ xo

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Lovely Little Bedroom Makeover


As it turns out, HOME STAGING is a lot of work, and not nearly as much fun as I thought it would be!

But, there's one room in the house I've been wanting to redecorate for a very long time.

THIS is the BEFORE version of our daughter's lounge/study space...




And, THIS is what the bedroom looks like NOW...


At last! NO MORE crazy lime green, and NO MORE clutter!


From a colourful and chaotic mess, to a soft and serene child's bedroom... this is one home staging project that's definitely been worth the effort!

Just a few more rooms to finish up, and this house is DONE!

~ Wendi ~ xo