I love our house. It’s not one of those newly built homes with all the high-tech/modern amenities known to men. It was built around the 70′s. Nevertheless, it has everything I’ve wanted in a house. 2-story home with lots of space, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, an office, a large living room, library, fireplace, a formal dining room, a garage, an attic, a deck, large backyard, a large frontyard, ample storage space, and a nice kitchen. Ah, the kitchen. As a person who LOVES to cook and a foodblogger to boot, you’d expect that I’d be buying a house with a dreamy kitchen.
When I’m pinning stuff in my Pinterest, I find myself drawn to the kitchen pictures. You can hear me oooh and ahhhhh at every picture while I click “pin.” My dream kitchen would have to have the upgraded appliances starting from the gas stove, fridge, oven, microwave, double sink, and dishwasher. A granite countertop, a long island with chairs, and enough cabinets and drawwers to drive me insane. A corner nook for a mini bar, of course. My dream kitchen is also going to have a big space for a dine-in table. The formal dining room would be in a separate room next to the kitchen. I have a dream look for that too but that’s another post on its own.(Feistycook, 2012)
Well, I didn’t get that kitchen with our house. I had to forget my dream kitchen in favor of the location(didn’t have to move to a different school district) and price of the house. We got an AWESOME deal with our house considering the HUGE space that came with it. Our loan is basically the exact price of the house so there were no extra moolah to play around with to do anything with the kitchen. I’ve called my kitchen THE COMPROMISE. I didn’t have a problem at all purchasing our home because of the small kitchen. I just found it ironic that of all the things I’d be willing to sacrifice when we finally signed our lives to a mortgage plan, it is my dream kitchen. In fact, it was this one detail that my husband and I laughed about during the whole process of buying our first and most probably our last home. I mentioned the latter because unless I win the lottery tomorrow or next month or next year, we WILL grow old in this house.