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Industry Education
Location Virginia
Introduction Our house is nicknamed “the roost” for a good reason; half of the house began its life as a chicken coop. No, really! When my parents were newlyweds, they turned the coop into a very small cottage with a master bed and bath and an eat-in kitchen. A few years later they added on a front hall, guest bedroom, laundry closet, and living room, making the cottage roughly the size of a two bedroom apartment. When I was eight, my parents built their dream home and the roost was rented to various families until Brad graduated from college in ’06 and moved in. Since then the roost has undergone some major renovations including new interior paint, a kitchen/dinning room overhaul that included new IKEA cabinets and laminate flooring, new carpet in the bedroom, and new wallpaper and flooring in the bathroom. Thanks to our family for making the transformation happen! There have also been many, many minor changes that are still on going. Of course, Brad and I have plans to build our own dream home in a few years. So, the trick to all of this is keeping an old home comfy and livable, while saving and planning for a new home.