a place to call home {fingers crossed}…

i’ve been out flat hunting again & today’s viewing brings the tally to 16 flats in 5 days…

but it also brings this little lovely… the fruits of my labour…

there’s nothing quite like that feeling of finding a place that feels like home the moment you turn the key… & i think i fell in love with this place before the key was even turned…

of course it doesn’t tick all of the boxes, but it’s the first place i’ve really seen since this process began where i could truly imagine myself living…

you can make as many wishlists as you like {oh, and i have, like this one here} but when it comes down to it, it’s more about that extraordinarily wondrous “i’m home” feeling than a bunch of ticked boxes {for me at least}…

over the years i’ve looked at and lived in so many rental properties and each and every time it’s been about that feeling

though it ultimately has its benefits, this approach certainly makes the whole flat hunting process a tricky one… i mean, for starters, how do you describe to a real estate agent what it is that you’re looking for, if what you’re looking for is something that makes your heart skip a beat… there simply are no words to describe that!

take this flat for example… had i stayed true & fast to my wishlist i would never even have looked at this flat: there’s no outdoor space, the bathroom was made for pixies, it has carpet in the bedrooms {i hate, loathe & detest carpet pretty much anywhere}, etc…

not exactly a no brainer for contention!

but had i not been to look at this flat i would never have known exactly what it does have {& believe me, this photo does it no justice whatsoever}… & what it does have is that “welcome, you’re home” kind of a feeling…

the mental move in has already started, so i’m sending the lad off to view this flat tomorrow morning to see if it’s a goer from a logical viewpoint {ie, his}… i’ve steeled myself for the chance that this won’t be our next home on the basis of a few other issues we’d need to resolve first {for example, it’s offered furnished, but we need for it not to be, & it’s available in a week & we’re not available for a month}…

other than that, this could be all systems go…

wish us luck!

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8 thoughts on “a place to call home {fingers crossed}…

  1. What you describe above is exactly how I go about settling on a home. I’m holding out hope that you get this one, Sue. There’s nothing worse than losing out on a home that gave you that feeling. (I’ve been there.) However, that said, if you do lose it, that just means a better one is around the corner.
    PS~I’m not a huge fan of carpet either.

  2.  
    Oh my goodness I absolutely adore that room! That is the nicest rental flat I’ve ever seen that’s for sure. Did you get it? Let us know!

    • I know what you mean, we’ve been looking for a flat and I’ve given the estate agents a brief of 2 beds, 2nd one large enough for bunks. They can’t deal with it, they keep asking whether we have to have outside space, a balcony, top floor, wooden floors or whatever but like you say when you find the right one all your non-basic requirements go out of the window. In the end I realised a light filled bedroom was more important to me than anything else and that’s what we’ve gone for.

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