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    Default How does your house 'feel'?

    So this will probably sound like hippy dippy baloney, but our new house just doesn't feel 'right', iykwim?

    Our last 2 houses, even though they needed renovations, still felt 'right' when we bought them. They just had a really good vibe about them. This one...well, I just can't seem to feel settled or relaxed here.

    Do you get a 'feeling' from your house? Is it good or bad? What makes it feel that way for you?

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    I love the feel of our house and I felt it the moment I walked in during an inspection before we bought it. It just has a real family feel to it and I felt at home immediately. It's not a nice looking house from the outside but it's lovely and light inside. I just feel like it's my place to hide from the world and be content.

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    I definitely think you can get a feeling from a house but I also think it can change over time.
    Our current house wasn't 'us' we bought it because of the price and we needed something big and it ticked many boxes. We've gone through periods of disliking it and periods of really enjoying it. It still doesn't feel 'right' but we like it at the moment (except the neighbours lol).
    We do plan to move at some stage and hoping the next move will be our forever-ish home so it has to be just right and feel right for us.
    I think things like the layout, usable space, light, size of rooms and storage all contribute to how the house feels. Add to that the neighborhood/neighbours and community and that can impact on how a house feels greatly.
    I'm sorry this house isn't turning out as you'd hoped @Frankenmum I know you had high hopes before you moved at least it's not permanent.

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    Our current house has a nice feel to it. It's an older house that's been renovated, so it's fairly fresh but still has homely charm.

    Both of the previous houses we rented didn't have that nice feeling. One was brand new (we were the first occupants), the other was old and sorely needed renovating. Neither had the right vibe, but due to the lack of rentals available we couldn't muck around by being too fussy.

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    Our house gives me an instant and complete feeling of wellbeing. It is where we need to be. It is old and in bad condition. Its an old beach cottage. Dont care. Most people around us do a knock down rebuild. No way. Not for me. Give me high ceilings and character any day.

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    Im not sure if it's about the actual house - rather the community / neighbourhood and overall happiness. Well that's how it's been for me. I lived in a tiny old cottage in a quiet neighbourhood - it was really homely. Then built a big nice modern home in the inner city and it didn't not feel homely at all. Then moved to a crappy newish (but very poorly built and maintained) rental in a quiet area and was more at home than I'd ever been! Recently purchased a nice new house a few steers from the rental and very happy here.

    In terms of some more useful advice, I find warmer colours and soft textures more homely. Timber floors, soft blankets on the sofa, family pics on the walls, etc.

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    I took over the lease from my parents at least 8 years ago. No matter what I do, my house has never felt like mine. For that to happen, I need to move and it will be on the cards in about 2yrs time.

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    My house feels nice and welcoming but also temporary like it isnt my actual house.
    Which it isnt, its just something we renovated and plan to sell next year.

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    Default How does your house 'feel'?

    I have never felt like my house is my "home" if I'm either renting- as it's not my home at all- or I know I'm planning to move at some stage.

    So for me there's been only two homes- the one I grew up in (you don't think about the future as a child, it's your forever place) and now, as we know now we are not moving for a long long time- talking renovations/plans of what we will do to the house when kids get older. We didn't know if it would be a long term thing when we bought but we have learnt our neighbourhood is amazing, and it's so private and quiet- you can't buy that, it's priceless

    I also can't relax in a house knowing any damage I will need to worry about or repair or will reduce it's value if I'm thinking of selling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    So this will probably sound like hippy dippy baloney, but our new house just doesn't feel 'right', iykwim?

    Our last 2 houses, even though they needed renovations, still felt 'right' when we bought them. They just had a really good vibe about them. This one...well, I just can't seem to feel settled or relaxed here.

    Do you get a 'feeling' from your house? Is it good or bad? What makes it feel that way for you?
    I know what you are saying. I have lived in 10 houses since moving out of my parent's house and we had one that just never felt like home. We lived there for 2 years and not once did I call it home...it was always the house. I was so happy to leave. Nothing ever happened there, but in no way did I belong there. I didn't like it at all.

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