How many times have you looked at a gorgeous house and secretly wished it were yours, imagining yourself living in it and taking care of it? And if one of these dream homes actually belonged to you, what would you do to personalize it and make it your own?
Remember the old bungalow courts in Pasadena—one-story houses built around a common courtyard? They combined privacy and community. Similarly, today’s residential developments governed by HOAs feature individual homes with common areas like parks, bike paths, and pools. Here are the pros and cons in living within an HOA community.
And baby makes three! Finding space in your small apartment or house for the little one is the immediate challenge. Whether it is a corner in the master bedroom, a converted walk-in closet, or a spare bedroom, you will want to be sure to create a baby nursery that is fun, comfortable, and safe. For many it is also the time to consider a new home, and new parents should have a list of what to look for in a floor plan that is both baby—and family—friendly.