The first house we looked at had a room that would work for scrapping - but it is actually a sun porch - and it has no AC or heat - NOT an option here in Texas. The other rooms were fine - but the house was very chopped up into multiple small rooms. The area was okay - but not really what I am looking for.
House 2 - by the time we got close - we had already determined it was not the area for The Scrap Inn. It was in the country - and quite isolated. We decided it would be a waste of time to look at it at that point. Sooooo on to house number 3.
I loved the house - it was built in the early 1900s - lots of charm and spacious rooms - tons of storage space - but not practical for The Scrap Inn. One of the bedrooms was long and narrow. It was barely wide enough for single beds - and would only have held 2. The master bed rooms was a decent size. The third bedroom was upstairs in what I'd call an "Attic" room. It had the slanted ceilings and would have been very fun to decorate - BUT the bathroom did not have a shower - and because of the slanted ceilings it would not have been an option. There were several LARGE rooms or combination rooms that would be great for the scrap room - but there were several rooms that would have been just wasted space - not that they couldn't have been decorated cutely - but heating and cooling unused space is kind of silly. One of the larger rooms could have been converted into another bedroom - but not without a lot of work - and manipulation... Add to all this that it was in need of a new roof and the age of the house - it was added to our NO list! :(
The last house - was cute from the outside - and really nicely remodeled - had a room that would be great for the scraproom - beautiful wood flooring - new carpet paint, remodeled bathrooms and kitchen - just one catch...It had obvious foundation issues... not something you want to mess with in Texas.
Soooo, in many ways it was kind of a disappointing day - but yet once again we feel we gained a lot of knowledge that will assist in the future hunt. The Realtor was very helpful and assured me that there is that special place "out there" and that he will continue to look!
I continue to believe (with a reminder from my hubby) - that if this is God's will - He will make away - and will lead us to the right place at the right time... To some this may sound like foolishness - to those of us who know HIM - it's called faith.