Do you remember the excitement of searching for your very first home? Today I’m heading out with my daughter and her hubby to find their dream starter home!
My daughter is a stay-at-home-mom so they’re living on one salary and need to be conservative while house hunting. I collected a batch of small houses – any one of them would be a cute starter home for a young family!
A bungalow style home would be a great choice for my daughter and her family. They tend to sell fast in the Chicago area so she’ll need to snag one soon after it comes on the market.
You could easily ramp up the curb appeal of this starter home with a bit of landscaping in front.
I live about 40 miles west of Chicago, but as you get closer to the city you’ll see more brick homes like this one. Bridget’s not a big fan of brick houses but I try to show her what can be done to make it more attractive – like interesting shrubs and flowers.
Some of the houses in our area that were built between 1950 and 1980 have some funky exteriors. Painting brick and siding a single color can unify the look.
Even changing or painting a front door can make a huge improvement. She’ll likely need to make some changes once they move in.
Bridget likes houses that are quaint with unique features. Her decorating style leans toward boho chic. I told her once she buys a house she needs to let me blog about it – especially since she wants my help in decorating it.
You don’t see many rustic small houses like this one in our area, but I thought it was cute.
So today we’ll be out in the Chicago ‘burbs with a realtor looking for my daughter’s first starter home. Wish us luck and I’ll keep you posted!