There’s something all the time. Love at first glance of the façade, or the initial viewing. Your heart skips a beat when you glimpse the period fireplace, or the bright new kitchen.
The reasons for falling in love with the dwellings we call home are unique to us.
Our home is an extension of us
The place we call home is a reflection of who we are – our priorities, our lifestyles and our tastes. Having our own place allows us to face the world with confidence, and we define ourselves by the way we relate to that space.
We are drawn to people who respond to a need in us, and we are thinking of staying in the long term, compatibility has to extend beyond the façade. The same goes with the four walls of our home.
You see potential where others can’t
We’ve seen or have lived in a fixer-upper. It has features we already love, but we are really thrilled by the potential. We believe it’ll be perfect simply by giving it a new coat of paint or building an extension.
Be cautious if you’re betting your future on something that has no chance of happening – both with people and houses. Generally, it’s safer to gamble on houses than on people (as they can be changed easily), but there are instances where the walls won’t come down and you’re left scratching your head or holding a hammer confused.
Breaking up is Hard to do but it has to be done
Fortunately, houses don’t cheat (unless someone is covertly residing in the spare room), but sometimes you reach a point where living in your present home is no longer pleasant.
Perhaps your house has become outdated or you’ve outgrown it and you need a bigger space.
Leaving a place means setting free of the memories you’ve made there, but when it’s time – it’s time. It’s better to go elsewhere to be happy again and let another person take pleasure from what you once adored.