When my husband and I purchased an old farmhouse, we liked everything about it other than the bathrooms. There are two bathrooms here, and both looked like they were last renovated when the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock. We were able to get the house at a really great price, which meant that we had enough money left over to look for a company that does bathroom remodeling in Bergen County NJ. It did not take long for us to find the company that we wanted to use since we were able to look at pictures online of various jobs they have done.
The main bathroom just needed to be completely gutted and started from scratch. I thought that we would be able to keep a bit of the bathroom adjoining our room, but we decided to completely gut both of them once we saw not only the different things we could do from looking at the contractor’s portfolio but also the prices were more reasonable than what we expected too. I thought that the downstairs bathroom was going to be the one that had the biggest change, but it turns out that our private bath is the one that is jaw dropping amazing.
I thought that we would end up just getting a tub that has a nice shower attachment, but we went all out since this was to be our own private bath. We knocked out the wall on the other side of the bathroom, making it a fairly large room in itself now. I have a really nice garden tub, my husband has a large shower that has a bench inside it, and we have a double vanity. We also have a very large linen closet, and it has become the dream bathroom that I never realized I wanted or needed. I would not change a thing about it now!
Finding a place
When looking for a new place to live, I’ve always tried to use a standard set of options that I need.
Finding a place that is within two to five miles of a grocery is incredibly important as I always try to walk or bus to the store rather than drive in order to save on gas and also to avoid wasting money on ‘stocking up’ with a lot of food that will certainly go bad.
Places like http://www.knoxvillepointe.com are excellent as they have everything that a person might need close by.
Despite the pressures from both friends and family to buy a house, I have always found renting to be better for my personal interests.
Single is great
While the majority of my friends are beginning to start their own families, I have stuck with being a bachelor. A relationship simply does not interest me in the slightest bit and I enjoy my personal freedoms, especially so in the area of finances.
It might seem a selfish and even a bitter way to live life.
While I feel neither of these things on a personal level, I am not entirely sure how others might view me. I do my best to fill my life with friends and loved ones but I cannot imagine living the rest of my life with a single person.
Vague = Love?
Love, for me, has always been something of a vague term. I undeniably love very easily but I’ve rarely felt anything like devotion to a person. I have desires and wants which I prefer to see fulfilled – again, that can seem selfish, it just might be, but I feel as if I am a happier person because I am able to indulge in these desires as often as I want to.
Despite the difficulty of the social pressure to follow what is considered normal, I doubt I would be happy doing so.
The company I have been with for a few years gave me a great promotion as head manager of one of our branch offices in another city. I was pretty excited about getting to move to another location on my company’s dime, but I was unsure of where I was to live. I was told that one of our employees could get find a new place for me to rent, and that they often have employees live in the Hernon apartments. I asked them to hold off on securing a place there for me until I had a chance to check it out myself.
While I was grateful that my company will pay for move in costs, I was not comfortable with someone else picking the actual place that I will live. I can be quite picky when it comes to amenities and such, and really needed to have the final say. Whatever place I would be choosing to live in needed to have some options that suit my lifestyle.
I went to the website for the apartments and found the page with photos of the complex. I was actually impressed right away. The place looked a lot like many of the newer complexes in my own city that I had my eye on. There was a photo of the complex gym that looked fantastic. Whenever an apartment complex states they have a fitness center, I always imagine it to be dreary and have a total of three exercise machines. This one had all the equipment you need!
The photos of inside the apartment won me over in the end. It had some nice design features that I often don’t see in many places that are for rent. After seeing that and knowing they had a fitness center, I called work and told them to get started on working on getting me move in there. I am really looking forward to it!