Let's start out with the wants, I really really want hardwood floors. For so many reasons! First because they are just so pretty to me. They can really change the overall appearance of a home. Next, because I have extremely severe allergies and carpet does not help this at all! Also, because they are much easier to clean. Obviously this is something I can live without in this first home but it would be a huge plus. Now when it comes to our next real house.. there will be no room to negotiate, it will be a must!
I also really really want a porch of some sort. Front porch, back porch, screened in porch I don't care. Just give me a place to put a rocking chair and a grill and I will be happy. I value mornings and evenings sitting outside so much. I really don't want to give that up! Luckily, every townhouse we will be looking at this weekend DOES have a screened in porch off the back.
oh, and I'll take the dog as well..
Okay, what I just have to have, no room for negotiation. Plenty of space for visitors. Moving farther away from friends and family is hard so I want to make sure when they come visit (hopefully ALL the time.. I mean we are at the beach!) there is plenty of space for them.
Updated appliances. Once again this just adds to the overall appearance of a kitchen. I know I probably will not be getting my dream counter tops and cabinets at this point so I'm settling with the appliances.
Am I missing anything? Any tips from those that have gone though the house hunting process.. should I add anything else to my MUST have list?