If you remember, we made some large scale decisions two years ago to right-size our life. We sold our large old home (which I often miss, hard) and bought a smaller ranch. It was the right decision for our family and I don't have any regrets about reducing... most of the time.
It took us a really long time to find a house in the neighborhood we were looking to live in. There wasn't much on the market, and as a result, we bought a home that wasn't ideal. We wanted smaller but maybe not this small. But moving is an enormous, expensive undertaking. That's why we've been going back and forth about moving in a couple of years versus staying and adding on.
The thing is, this decision has to be made now because we will either renovate this house to stay put or we will renovate it to sell. We've done that plenty of times and we know how to do it. But these are two very different kinds of renovations.
We're currently thinking that we will add on to the house and stay. I'm excited about the idea of increasing the home's footprint to include a larger kitchen and dining area with lots of windows on the back of the house.
We would also be able to re-configure the bedrooms to include a larger closet and built-in desk for Audrey, a walk-in dressing room for us and a generous front hall closet.
And finally, the main bathroom could be expanded to include a separate bathtub and walk-in shower (and an exhaust fan but don't even get me started on that!).
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This week the plumber and electrician are here to work on the basement bathroom and laundry. I'm looking forward to sharing some progress on that work soon.