My boyfriend bought a house last week. I had mixed feelings about the idea because buying a house is a huge purchase and a lot of work. I’m sure all you homeowners can attest to the stressful process and that’s before you even move in. He’s living in a different city while I finish up school so I wasn’t involved in the buying process much. I expressed my needs/wants and looked at house listings online but that’s about it. I toured one house and that pretty much ended all hope for a “spacious, open concept home with lots of light.” In fact, I was a little turned off by the whole idea after seeing a sea-foam toilet and tub. I’m confident in my skills to tackle a so-so place into something wonderful, but even the home I toured seemed like an impossible project. Then my bf came across another home. Props to him for not giving up despite my less than impressed reactions. I looked at pictures online and after what he told me, I gave the green light without ever seeing the home in person. Insane of me, I know. He ended up buying the house and I finally had the chance to go look at it this past weekend!