This past summer when I was looking for a place to potentially buy, I set forth several requirements that had to be met for me to even think about the place. The first was that it needed to have hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are very important to me because they look great and it makes cleaning a lot easier. The floors really do make a different because they allow for just about any kind of furniture to come in and fit in.
The second thing that I set forth was that it had to be in a desirable neighborhood. I was not really down with having to think about going to some faraway place, even if I could afford it, because I want to live where the action is. When I am a tad older, then I can start to think about a place that is not in the best neighborhood perhaps. However, right now, I want to be around all of my friends and I am currently conveniently located to continue to do so.
The third thing that I set forth as being a requirement for me to live somewhere was that the place had to have a dishwasher. This was the thing that I could have taken or left just because I knew that I would have had the ability to buy one myself. So far so good on these three counts and I really do love the place that I am in. The thing that I have to do now is paint it. The hardwood floors would look great with the paint that I have selected and I am excited to see what it looks like once it is completed.
After that and building out a closet for my roommate, I am going to focus on my concrete patio in the back. The patio really looks great in my mind but there are a number of things that I need to do to it. The first of which is get some of the sections replaced. I am amazed by how quickly so much of the concrete has chipped away. I thought that I would have been able to do a better job of maintaining the patio, but for the most part a lot of what is exposed is being chipped away. I am not sure if this is due to poor craftsmanship when they started to build out the patio or if it has more do to with the fact that Colorado’s weather is continually heating and cooling and that has a dramatic effect on the concrete. Nevertheless, I do know that if I get the option, I would love to have some decorative concrete added to the area. It would make the area look very unique and I’m excited to get to that point. It would look great to have to climb up four stories to see something evolving as you are walking up to my door. I do not think that this is something that would happen, but I do hope that it will.