For quite a while now, I had been thinking that I wanted a new home, one that was bigger, one that would solve all my storage problems. I wanted one extra room for office/collecting, and I wanted an extra bathroom. I did a little research and found out the house of my dreams runs $125,000 and up. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the monthly payment on a mortgage of this amount is going to be pretty high. After much debate, I finally came down to this important question: Is it worth it?
I'm a homemaker with a husband that works very hard to support us and I am very lucky to be able to stay at home. I contribute part of this luck to our low monthly mortgage payments. If we were to indulge and buy the house of our dreams, I would have to get a full-time job to afford it. No, not me, I'd rather make the best of what I have. It would be much more affordable for us to save and fix up (and I won't have to get a job either). We decided that what we need is to manage our space more efficiently and some cosmetic fix ups.
My husband and I had a conversation about how we could get going on making our current house the house of our dreams, and what we decided is this:
We will put this plan into action on each and every one of our problems including decorating blahs, storage problems, landscaping and lack of space. We will also use it for luxuries, such as a hot tub! One important thing to remember when you are fixing up your own house is that it is a continual process, and you have to learn how to make the best of what you have.
Monica Resinger is a loving wife and doting mother of two who enjoys gardening, painting, dancing and homemaking.
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