Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It All Started With a House

     ...this house, to be exact.

Our first day in the new house.  Nothing was there yet- no furniture, no dishes, no fridge... but we kept a sense of humor with this charming ranch-style cottage and knew there was potential for it to become something we've been missing the last 8 years- it could become a home.

Some Background Information May Be In Order:

     I sat down and counted last year- in the 8 years that I've been with my Husband, we've moved our entire household 20 times.  TWENTY.

    Granted, none of those moves really had much to do with us- for example, we just moved to this house because our landlord sold the house we were renting.  The new owner wanted to live in it.  So, we finished out our lease and moved.  Several of those moves were during the years Hubby was contracting with wireless telecom companies- when the job was done, you were shipped to the next job site across the country.  We moved from smaller apartments to larger apartments when the kids were born.  We moved into hotels while we looked for new homes in new cities.

   Needless to say, we've gotten severely burnt out on moving.  SEVERELY.BURNT.OUT.  I told The Hubby last year that the next time we move, it needed to be a "final move".  Or, as my son Chaos states it, "This is the last house we're going to live in until we can save up for a Forever House."

So, what is Rental Redux about?

    This empty rental house has great potential.  And, since it's a rental, there are also a few drawbacks when it comes to decorating.  For example, we can't change the wall color.  We can't install anything requiring permanence.

    I want to share my budget-friendly tips and tricks for turning a rental residence into a Home Sweet Home with my readers.  Maybe I can help the renters out there realize there's a lot that can be done to create big impact and comfortable personalization on their own rented domiciles.

1 comment:

  1. Great concept! I live in an apartment & drool over all the houses in blogland. Visiting from SITS!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting


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