Monica says at RevGals:
We are in the process of purchasing our first house, ever. In the process, we’ve realized how much we don’t know and are ever so grateful for our realtor. We’ve also reflected on what we need and/or want in our new home. Here are the Friday Five questions about your home. Play in the comments or leave a link to your blog.
- What is the most important room in your home? What requirements do you have of this room? (Sure, you can answer “bathroom,” but we can stipulate that as a reasonable assumption and you can pick the second most important room). I think it's a tossup between the kitchen and the office. We spend most of our time there. As it's an older (1924) home, the kitchen is separate and not conducive to gatherings. But I do a lot of my best moving meditation there.
- What is the least important room in your home? The one you use the least, or are not very picky about? Well, the upstairs is like no-man's-land. We moved in and our two kids each staked out a room. Our (grown) daughter didn't stay long, and that's the guest room. Brandon's room is a combination of "old stuff he left behind when he moved out 9 years ago" and "junk I piled up there rather than putting it in the attic." Mostly I never go up there any more. One of my projects for the coming months is to clean out all the Brandon and other detritus. :)
- Do you have preferences for your neighborhood? What are they? I love living in an old home. When I first moved to this city, I used to drive down Oak Street (the historic district) and yearn for one of those houses. Since 2001, I've lived in one! It still has much work to be done, but I adore it.
- If your elementary aged offspring were to choose colors for their rooms, would any color be off limits? any dark color that's difficult to cover later. Brandon's room is painted dark green with white trim. It looks like a golf course. I'll be priming forever!!!
- What is your best piece of packing or moving advice? Get someone else to help! In the words of my sister, "I can't pack my own stuff because I am always saying, "oh, look, there's my little thingy I forgot! and then it takes forever."