Before we get to dreaming about our dream house… We thought we were dreaming when we got the email from Jackson Design & Remodeling telling us that we won the Best Remodeling Blog Award!!!! We were seriously floored because there for a while, the race was really tight (even down to the .1%!) and we’ve seen voting like this take a turn at the last minute. So, once voting closed this past Friday, we had no idea what to expect. We couldn’t have done it without you all! We seriously appreciate you taking the time to vote for us. Thank you!!
While we love, love, love our house – even though there’s still much to do and decorate! – deep down, we know this isn’t our “forever house”. We’re not planning to anytime soon, but one day it will be time to move on. Once we’re ready for a change in pace, we’d love to buy a large piece of land with lots and lots of trees and build a house.
With Greg’s line of work and the fact I do freelance work over the World Wide Web, we could move pretty much anywhere. We love the idea of Charlottesville (it’s so gorgeous in the fall) or maybe even Nashville (we’re both fans of Tennessee since that’s where we went to college) and we’ve already talked about our love for California life (ahhh, California) – or we might just end up right down the road in Manakin-Sabot. Who knows! Wherever we end up, Greg wants to be “out in the middle of nowhere”, but I, on the other hand, must be close to a Target. If the powers that be want to be really awesome, a Whole Foods would be nice too… and a Crate & Barrel.
Even though this next chapter will start probably years from now, we’re already daydreaming about the house we want to build. We don’t want anything huge or extravagant that would be hard to maintain, but we have a handful of “wants” at the top of our list, including 10-foot ceilings, lots of natural light, a basement, and (I know this might sound crazy) I really want one of those “tornado rooms”, haha. Dorothy I am not.
A few weeks ago, I started a Pinterest board called “Dream House in the Woods”. It’s where I collect our inspiration and ideas for our forever house. There aren’t too many photos pinned just yet, but that’s because I’m super picky about what I pin there. It’s like my protected, super-serious lock box of our ideas for our dream house. I thought it would be good to start collecting this stuff so when we do get to the point in our lives, we have a nice collection of thoughtful photos to refer to for inspiration – rather than it taking over a year to make decisions… like we’re doing with this house, haha.
From looking over the few photos I’ve pinned already, it’s quite noticeable that we like a lot of crisp, clean white and tons of windows – something we definitely wish we had more of in this house. There’s also a pretty dominate theme of texture including white-washed brick, planks, and subway tile. Ahhh, I love every bit of it.
So, how about you guys… What’s your daydreaming style? Pinterest? Scrapbook? Cork board? All of the above?
As for our weekend plans, we have a few small DIY projects up our sleeves that I’m excited to cross off the “I really want to try that list”. I also wanted to pressure-wash the carport and patio area to get rid of the cloud of yellow that possesses everything in sight. But, as it is every year around this time in Virginia, it will be yellow again within about five hours – or less. Oh, the joys of Pollen Season.