Quick Back Story
Real estate has been a love for myself and my husband as far back as I can remember. I can recall phone conversations we had WAY back, I’m talking early 90’s on cordless phones, that would lose their charge and you’d need to set them back on their home base to recharge for (what seemed like forever before you could call back). Yeah, those were the days we would share dreams about our future homes. Who knew at that time if the homes would be ‘Ours’ together, Heck, we were in middle school! Lol! However, deep down, I think we both had a pretty strong feeling 😉 We logged so many hours on the phone over the years! One time, in high school we literally stayed on the phone until it was time to get up and get ready for school! Sorry Mom! Lol! Gosh, those were the days! 🙂
Need. More. Light!
Fast forward to 2002, we purchased our first house three months before we got married. It was the perfect little ‘Cookie Cutter’ starter home on a mostly quiet street. Its bonus features were that it was on the end of the street, so we only had neighbors on one side and I believe it was the only one on the block that had a 3-car garage. Husbands like garages 😉 Well, mine does. It was the perfect home for his 1975 Jeep CJ-5, that we had bombed around in since we were 16 🙂 It’s now in our barn and needs a little work, but it’s our goal to be cruising in it again, now that we’re 40! Ha! 😉
Anyway, back to the Windows situation. We didn’t realize it until after we were in our house for a while, that it was pretty dark. It didn’t help at that time, the paint color that was in was red! You all remember that, right?! Yikes! We didn’t go red, because our cabinets happened to be this light maple that had a hint of pinkish-purple. Double Yikes! 😉 Anyway, I found a photo in magazine with our exact cabinets, similar flooring and the walls were DARK purple! Add that dark color, to the fact that there was only 5 windows and one sliding glass door in our ENTIRE house! It simply wasn’t enough! A couple years later, we had a window added to our dining room wall, which helped tremendously.
Let There Be Light!
After that experience, aside from location, WINDOWS and NATURAL LIGHT, will always be Number 1 on my Wish List for EVERY home!
When we purchased the farm in 2015, the windows were there, they were just nasty and needed replaced. So that was one of the very first things we did! We went from having 5 windows in our first house, to having 5 windows in the living room alone! 🙂 Ahhhh……….. 🙂 Side Note: We lived in our first house for 7 years, then we lived in another great home for 6 years and then we ended up at the farm, where it’s looking like we’ll stay! 😉
We now have:
- 22 Windows
- 2 Skylights
- 5 doors with windows
Fast forward to our first home we purchased together back in 2002, three months before we were married. It was the perfect starter home on a mostly quiet street of ‘cookie cutter’ houses. A couple positives about our house, was that it was on the end
Thank you SO MUCH for following along today for a little back story and sneak peak of updates here at Hope Hill Farm! 🙂 Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments and Follow me on Instagram @hopehillhospitality! Have a wonderful week! ~Erica