When life was simple and all wee needed was a little 2 bed bungalow.
If I rewind back a bit to give you a little background story.
I bought my first house when I was only 19 years old, a little bungalow in the centre of a old pit village, It really was a perfect house for us, and a brilliant first home. So much room for the 2 of us – two much room if the truth was known.
We brought our first baby home not long after moving in and we called him Marley, yes like the film – Not my decision to name our puppy after the film.
We lived in this house for nearly 2 years until we found another house for sale, a bigger house in a much nicer estate, a more family oriented street. We made an offer that was accepted and then we sold our little bungalow within a week of putting it up for sale.
Not long after we moved to the new house guess what happened – yes thats right we found out we were excepting a baby.
Now we were living in a three bedroom house but the more baby items we were buying the less room we seemed to have, the house was a good size and felt very roomy for the two of us but when the baby came along for some reason it felt very cramped, It was like our little family had ben squeezed into this tiny house, even though this was the case it was time to make a decision – extend or sell.
We had a few builder out to have a look but the price just f0r the building work was upwards of £30,000 which we just couldn’t afford, not without loosing our profits from the house.
Do you feel like this in your current home? what did you do to combat the space?
In our house in nearly every room was stuff, just loads of stuff. I had to loose my man cave to store baby stuff, my man cave was turn into a nursery, our spare room was a dressing room and a spare room for my nephew then there was our bedroom. Downstairs was full as well, in nearly every corner was some sort of device, baby swing, nappy changing centre.
The decision was made for us really, Put put the house up for sale again, we had a good 2 years in the house, we loved the neighbours we loved the area and the street, everything about it but it was just time. We have some of the best memories here and they will not be forgotten, Me and Z loved playing in the garden, memories I hope stick with him.
This is the house where Z had his very first birthday.
The house sold for a hefty profit and we had a so much money we waned to invest into a good sized forever home. There was a new build down the road from us that was building 4 bedroom detached houses so we went and had a luck and walked away with a sale but they weren’t ready to move in so we had to wait a few months.
It has been just over a year and a lot has happened in that time, Z has turned 3 and has a million and one toys, his room the spare room and the garage is just full. we have just had a new baby, in which his room is full of nursery furniture. and guess what, again I feel we have no room even though we live in this huge house.
THIS TIME I WILL NOT BE MOVING, WE WILL JUST HAVE TO MANAGE.
Can you relate?
Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.