While I am still lamenting the loss of our beloved home, I still look forward to the exciting changes ahead. The biggest thought in my mind: Buy a home, or build one? We had always thought that our next home would be one we built, so we would get just what we wanted. However, it is much less expensive to buy a home than to build right now. I have found this dream home, which has an ideal layout for our family. It has such a charming country french feel. I adore it, and would be so lucky to live in a home such as this.
I am also drawn to the character and charm which comes in many older homes. Of course, if we bought a home, we would have to put our own stamp on it, but this usually just involves cosmetic changes......the fun stuff!
If we build, or buy a newer home, my goal would be to add those special touches to add character: give the home 'good bones' with moldings and architectural details.
So, do you love the charm of a well loved and lived home, or the excitment of building a new home customized just for your family?
All images are from Houzz