Thursday, April 1, 2010

// Practical Dreaming

[image from Jen Skelley's Etsy shop... more on her soon!]

When M & I get back to Vancouver, we'll be facing the daunting (have you seen Vancouver housing prices lately??), yet exciting task of finding a new home. We sold quite literally everything we owned -- including our apartment -- before leaving town, so it's going to be a wonderful, fresh new start.

We've been daydreaming about our ideal home, but have also faced the fact that we have to be practical in our dreaming... unless we plan on moving to the suburbs (which isn't an option).

What's on your "must have" list for a home? Dream list?

Ours include lots of natural light, an open kitchen/entertaining area and a second bedroom/office. That's not too much to ask, is it??

(Our "dream" list is a completely different story, and includes vaulted ceilings, brick walls, reclaimed wood floors, a claw-foot tub, his & hers offices...)

Wish us luck...


  1. Not too much at all! My must have is open kitchen with lots of counter space, lots of natural light and a second bedroom. Dream list is much more elaborate of course. 3-4 bed, master br/bath, 3 bath, high ceilings, marble bath, soaker tub, new kitchen, oh I could go on.....:)

    Good luck!

    Oh and I love the illustration :)

  2. My dream house would have at least 3 bedrooms and a large backyard.