Property is a journey that many of us make, long term throughout our lives.
We started off as a young couple, with a blank sheet of paper a pencil and a very tight budget. Sat over a coffee in a rented house-share, we decided to jot down where we’d like to buy in our locality and the places that we wouldn’t consider.
Some on our top choices had to be crossed out wistfully as they were out of reach financially, others stayed – we’ve always been realists…
Then began the process of viewing and assessing a number of potential homes.
The property we bought was purchased for a number of reasons: the location was on our ‘acceptable’ list. The home, an end terrace, two up two down represented a series of compromises that we were prepared to make.
Path from front to rear for the lawn mower.
No garage but parking.
No dining room but a spacious, light kitchen large enough for a good sized breakfast table.
No hallway but a sitting room that you could swing a cat in!
2 bedrooms and an upstairs bathroom.
There was a front garden with space for a border under the sitting room window and a back garden big enough for our own 6×6 shed!
What swung it initially was the location, what sealed it was the layout of the ground floor – less being more to us and the start of our passion for a feeling of space and then open plan living.
When the mother in law saw the place she asked ‘you aren’t thinking of buying this pokey little hole are you?’, ‘NO’ we said, ‘we’ve bought it’ – and so our property journey began….
Whether you are staring your journey and need plans on paper to juggle how your interior space is laid out, if you have moved up the ladder a rung or two and need drawings for an extension to accommodate a growing family, or perhaps you are selling up to spend a year in a static caravan and build a new home (yes, we’ve been there) contact us and let’s chat…