Friday, January 07, 2011

Things a house must have for me to consider moving

My husband has jokingly talked about moving, so here is a list of things a new house must have for me to consider moving:

  • walking distance to schools
  • near freeways and shopping
  • driveway faces not-north
  • not a split level
  • at least 2000 sqft
  • not on a stripy street (ie no lines down the middle, indicator of busy street)
  • no powerlines overhead
  • not right by a hill where a forest fire or mud slide could come down
  • kids near by 
  • not in a flood plain
  • not a steep driveway
  • not steep to get out of neighborhood

  • about same size as we have now
  • place for garden
  • shed or room for shed
  • fruit trees or a place for them
  • automatic sprinklers
  • fenced

  • double car garage

  • plenty of counter space
  • pantry or lots of cabinets for food
  • (wish) center island
  • above stove microwave (or ability to add one)
  • (wish) not visible from front door

  • 5 bedrooms
  • (wish) master suite
  • (wish) walk in closet

  • bathroom on every level
  • at least 2 showers
  • (wish) jetted tub

Other rooms
  • office / craft room
  • family room
  • front room
  • storage area for food storage
  • storage area for storage

  • faster internets accessible
(We're building a house.  See how it rates on this list here.)