Hello lovely people!
If you’re reading this and know us personally, then you’ll know that we’ve been waiting for what feels like a lifetime to move into our own home.
In October 2015, we officially signed the papers for a home loan with Bank of Valletta after having settled on an ‘On Plan’ property.
Buying on plan takes a lot of imagination and a bit of luck and positivity that everything will turn out alright in the end! We had the approved developer plans on paper along with plenty of ideas of how we wanted our apartment to look. My Pinterest profile has been particularly busy over the past two years whilst I dreamt up every nook and cranny of our future home. It’s honestly been the most difficult project of my life and there have been plenty of times where I have just wanted to throw away the towel so that we could follow our other dreams.
If you’ve ever wanted to test your relationship with another human being then buying an on plan home is the way to do it. We’ve argued about what seems like the most trivial of things such as plug sockets to slightly more aesthetic issues like tiles (I’m pretty sure I remember a moment of standing outside the bathroom store in tears.)
Alas! It’s now 2018 and we’re on the verge of feeling comfortable enough to call ourselves home owners. Finally. My estimate is that by the end of February we’ll be moving in and we can’t wait!
Over the years, I’ve been collecting photos showing our home owner journey so without further ado I bring you our home from it’s very humble beginnings!
Phew! That was a long post but it’s so amazing to look back on how far we’ve come. I haven’t shared some of the awful work that was done on our place but I may do that on another post because I think it’s important to make informed decisions before choosing a developer and all that comes with it.