Title: Sarah Bye, husband, and two older youngsters
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Measurement: 1,500 sq. ft
Years lived in: 18 years, owned

My husband and I run a window cleansing enterprise out of our dwelling, the place we reside with our two youngest youngsters ages 20 and 17. We like to journey, take pleasure in design, music, and artwork. We particularly love woven textiles like baskets and rugs, and we’re at all times on the hunt for them at yard gross sales and Craigslist. There’s nothing extra thrilling than discovering an incredible deal on one thing handmade and distinctive!

What’s your favourite room and why? My den/workplace. For nearly 20 years we ran our enterprise out of our kitchen. I might reply the cellphone and schedule prospects concurrently feeding youngsters and cooking dinner, giving haircuts(!), all of the whereas attempting to sound considerably skilled! Since our oldest daughter bought married and moved out final 12 months, we have been capable of convert her bed room into a spot to loosen up, shut the door, and handle the day-to-day duties of working our enterprise.

What’s the very last thing you purchased (or discovered!) in your dwelling? A big hassock I discovered on Craigslist. I had an previous rug that match completely over the ugly cowl that was on there.

In the event you might magically change one thing about your own home, what wouldn’t it be? The home was in-built 1946, and I really like the look of my previous home windows, however they aren’t all useful or environment friendly anymore. On sizzling summer time days I might like to open extra home windows within the kitchen! Aside from that, all of the imperfections add to the allure and character for me. Give me an previous home over a brand new one any day.

Any recommendation for creating a house you’re keen on? Take your time. Search for handmade gadgets. Yard gross sales!!! Each Saturday in the summertime my husband and I prefer to spend our mornings trying to find undiscovered treasures at yard gross sales.

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