That's a bit inaccurate. We have rented our first home as a married couple for nearly six years. But this is our first purchased home as in...we own it. Holy Shit. Our goal: to renovate this gem of an apartment ethically. This little sweetie has been untended in decades. We like to say, he/she (we're not sure if it's a boy or a girl) needs not work, but love. We not only want to renovate but we want to make sure it is done in an eco-friendly manner as in, locally and sustainably.
As my husband said in post numero uno on January 1st - we are buying the products as much as possible from local non-chain vendors. We know this will cost more than if we just bought a pre-fab kitchen from the Home Depot and all but the cost of not doing it this way when we know better, is higher. Not only is it an investment in our souls but practically, an investment in our futures. If we ever sell, we know we'll make a great return not only for an eye appealing reno. but for being "green." Unless you have your head in the sand, you might have heard about the end of peak oil and climate change.
So...I will keep you posted if not daily, as I feel inspired. 'Til then, I leave you (and myself) with a vote. I think our new gender-free hermaphroditic home needs a name.
Please Vote - posted in alphabetical order:
J.B. (as in J.B. Priestly or J.B. Fletcher)
Sidney (*disqualified as the name of an ex)