It was quite the weekend for me. We started our search for new homes on Saturday. After dropping Ryan off at work, I drove up to an area called Maple and North Thornhill (north of the city) to browse and get acquainted with what we hope will be the site of our future home. Needless to say at first I was completely freaking out because let's be honest I'm a city girl (always have been) and moving out of the city freaks the heck out of me. I realize it's the only way we can afford to have a backyard, garage, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms but it's still scary. After giving myself a pep-talk I opened my eyes and realized it's not that bad. The area has a lot to offer. The houses are new and gorgeous. The schools are new and there are a few shops. I was able to get a manicure for $16!! Yes I stopped for a manicure! The sales offices open at 11am and I was an hour early. What else would a girl do? It's necessary to check out all the amenities. :) Any who... I ended up loving the area and called Ryan to tell him we must buy! He was excited and so was I.
Fast forward to me leaving the fourth sales office and crying in the car. It seems all of the affordable starter homes have been sold and all that's left are the expensive estate homes. I was told that we wouldn't even get a town-home for our price range! The sales reps said it like a townhome was the most disgusting possibility ever. Most of the offices I went into were on phase 3 of construction. Phase 1 is apparently when you want to buy a starter home.
I heard people talk about getting emotional about house-hunting but I never really expected it to be such emotional torture! Forget physical torture for war-prisoners just make them buy a house in Toronto! Ok... maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit but it's tough out there! Don't worry though, I have not given up the battle. We are heading up north again tonight to check out a new build that started selling on Friday. Please cross your fingers that they still have houses in our price-range and that we absolutely love them. It would make our lives so much easier. :)
Today I will leave you with this dreamy kitchen by Kvanum. Look at all that cupboard space! The natural floors are what makes it look country casual. If the floors were a dark high gloss stain it would completely change the feel of this room. I also love a hidden fridge.
Have a great day!