I’m Enjoying My Time Fixing Up Our Dream House

I’m Enjoying My Time Fixing Up Our Dream House

Moving to California was a goal of mine for about 20 years. My husband and I finally reached that goal by moving here about 8 months ago. Every moment that we have been here has been enjoyable. We bought a house that was originally built in the 1980s, and we are sprucing it up. I’ve been working on finding the perfect window shutters for our sunroom. I spent years with heavy curtains on my previous home’s windows to block out the cold weather in the state we came from. However, my plans for our new place are to use bright colors, window treatments that allow in a lot of light, and light-colored furniture that looks right at home in a beautiful beach home.

While I have wanted to live here for a long time, it never occurred to me that we would one day have a home on the beach. Waterfront property is not cheap. My uncle lived on the beach for decades, and I had always admired his place. So, when his house was passed down to me after he died, I was more than a little surprised. After he retired, I always assumed that he would sell the place and go off to live in a gated community with a lot of other seniors in the area. However, he remained healthy and lived on the beach up until the point that he had a heart attack and passed away.

I’ve been looking at websites over the past few days and calling several companies nearby to get quotes for wooden shutters. I have been thinking of buying white plantation shutters that I can open to let the sun shine into our sunroom easily. That room looks out over the water, and we are looking forward to waking up on the weekends to have breakfast there or even dinner parties with our friends. I would rather not use curtains because they would obstruct the view at all times, and they also aren’t that pretty in the first place. Wood looks like a luxury and will fit that room well.

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