So we just wrapped up day two of house hunting in Connecticut and while I love looking at houses, it's honestly been a pretty exhausting, stressful process. We've seen some nice houses (that of course cost twice what they would in Cincinnati..,) but we haven't yet fallen in love with anything. The houses we've seen are such a mixed bag - for example, the basement bathroom that we saw in one house was beautiful:
but then the master bathroom and other upstairs bathroom both looked like this:
Houses that had some of the most charming New England touches:
were in need of major help:
Another house we were anxious to see had this gorgeous family room that was just as beautiful in person as in the online pics
but to get to this isolated room, you have to exit the main part of the house through a door by the garage, go up a set of stairs (where the temperature isn't much warmer than it is outside) and then through another door at the top of the stairs. If my husband and I were in here watching TV at night, our kids could scream bloody murder from the main part of the house and we'd never hear them. Not gonna work.
So our search continues tomorrow - we've got ten more houses to see and then we need to start making some decisions. A few of the houses we'll see tomorrow look pretty promising so fingers crossed that we find "the one". I'll post some pics of the final contenders - would love your input!