It’s no secret that we love our house. It’s big enough for us (probably a little too big), but it’s given us space to grow. It’s funny how when we moved to SC, we had one medium-sized Uhaul. That’s it. And it wasn’t totally full–it was pretty full, but not jam-packed. And now I look around our house and think, “man–we have acquired a LOT more stuff. Furniture mostly, but wow. Anyways though, there’s been one sticking point since we first picked our house.
So as renters, WHAT CAN WE DO?
-decorate–update the outdoor furniture to make it prettier from the road.
-update the plants on the porch (aka add plants)
-maybe hang some art or an herb garden or something on that big blank wall?
-landscape the trees/bushes around the house
If I wasn’t a renter, the first thing I’d do is pull down that aluminum awning thing. It is awful and really dates the house. I get it, it serves a purpose of shade. But I’m a huge fan of natural light, but come on. It’s got-ta-go. Seriously, look at the pic and envision it gone. Then we’ve got a landscaping problem, and not a house problem, RIGHT? How do I work with that thing?
Any other suggestions? I’d love to hear your ideas! And who knows? Maybe I can pitch some to our home-owner and she’ll let us tear that thing down (because we can all agree it’s u-g-l-y, right?