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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wishlist - House and Home

AK's "Extreme House Dreaming!" post stirred a repressed desire. You know how you try to convince yourself that you'll live one day at a time and then something comes up and you drop all your resolve? Yes, that happened.

I'm not an optimistic person. I try to stay away from things, people, thoughts, etc. that are not SMART for me - Specific, Measurable, ATTAINABLE, REALISTIC and TIME BOUND. So for the longest time, I've repressed any attempt at visualizing my dream house. I'm poor, people. I don't have the means to just look at a brochure and say, one of this please!

Oh well, there are fragments of mi casa in my head. These bits and pieces changed from the time when I thought I'd be a spinster, to the time I thought I'd me married without a child, to now that I have a hubby and a TLO, and yes, to the time when TLO gets a brother/sister...

I could spend so many days viewing the site that AK found... www.thehousedesigners.com. It's great. I just had to remind myself to stop because given my addictive personality, I may just drop everything and spend the rest of my waking hours checking designs and all...

So sans the images, here are my specifications (naks!)... in case Santa Claus is checking this blog. Santa, these are just my specs. Since I'm gonna be living with a hubby and kids, please consult them before you do anything...

1. It has to be in Makati. Both hubby and I work and I love it that we can WALK from home to the office.
2. I need gardening space. I'd like the house to be surrounded by gardening space.
3. There has to be a porch/patio/lanai near the main entrance (and one at the sun deck). I want glass sliding panels (walls) and a "detachable" roof on these areas. I want them to be usable even when it's raining.
3.1. Lotto winner scenario: i want a swimming pool too.
4. There has to be one master's bedroom (for hubby and myself), one bedroom for TLO, one bedroom for TLO's brother/sister, one small bedroom for me and one small bedroom for the hubby.
5. There has to be a big storage room for all the trinkets, souvenir items, etc... I married a pack rat. We need this room.
6. There has to be an actual room for a multimedia library that connects to our entertainment room. I still don't want any TV, desktop, laptop in everyone's bedroom. All tech gadgets should be in the multimedia library/entertainment room.
7. There has to be a small prayer/meditation room. This room should be designed in "zen" and should have a clear roof... I want to see the sky, clouds, stars, moon, etc. when I pray.
8. When we get our own home, there will be pets. Dogs, Cats and Fish! There should be a room for all the pets. But the aquarium can be in my bedroom (yey!).
9. Fine, there should be a garage because it's my hubby's dream to have a family car someday.
10. I need a decent laundry area where I can also hang clothes to dry --- I want it at the sun deck (roof) or at the back of the house.

That's the list for now. Closing my eyes... make it happen, make it SMART.

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