When my husband and I bought our house, we worked with the son and granddaughter of the original owner after she passed away. We loved hearing their stories and their plans for possible renovations. In with the blueprints for the house, we found some hand-drawn renderings of the main floor that I share with you. The drawings were pencil sketches on vellum-like paper. I scanned them in and darkened them up a little bit. It's neat to see the homeowner's handwriting in this sketch.
I like thinking about ways to improve my house, perhaps by tearing down a wall or two, adding a garage, creating a backyard patio, putting on a deck... Yet with all of those plans, I have to remind myself that I am blessed to have this house. My house is little in size, but is is a home, brimming with love and memories.
How do you make your house (or apartment, condo, town house) a home? Nicole