Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Need To Stop Watching HGTV

In anticipation of being a home owner soon, I've been watching a little too much HGTV.  And by a little too much, I mean WAY TOO MUCH.  As a result, I am a little too familiar with the following new terms, all of which we will not have in our first home.  Backsplash and open-concept.  Oh but how much I'd love to have some cute backsplash in my kitchen and an open-concept with the kitchen and living room.

How I wish so badly, we could have gotten together with the Property Brothers with our budget and my wants.  I would even be just as skeptical, if not more, than all the wives who always are incredulous about the worn down homes shown to them.  I would even be more dramatic and more angry when the costs went up (slightly) on the things we wanted and had to change last minute.  And I would be so grateful and overly excited after seeing the renovation that my face would be priceless, my gratitude endless, and my love for the new house would be infinite.  I'd be the perfect token Asian character on their show.  Sadly, our soon to be new house is on its way to closing and we won't be getting any makeover by Jonathan and Drew.  

I need to stop watching HGTV.

On another note, do you think in say ten or twenty years, everyone will be wanting a separate and closed off kitchen from the living room (opposite of the awesome current open-concept), brass lights, wood paneling, and vintage yellow colored appliances?


bruinjack said...

I hope wood paneling never comes back. And I love open living spaces. I don't think they're going away, at least not any time soon.

Lauren said...

I LOVE PROPERTY BROTHERS. I used to watch HGTV back when London was little and took like an hour to nurse...and then had to eat again 2 hours later. I had to stop because I was beginning to covet all the nice homes and we're not going to own a home for like 10 years and it was making me depressed, haha.