We posted last week about friends who have moved neighborhoods within their own city and gained a whole new perspective and friends who just knew that an apartment felt right to live in. Today we wanted to talk about what we are calling "secondary deal breakers", or the things that you have decided to live with in your home even though you really don't want to.
Ok, so clearly these aren't really deal breakers since you moved in but rather the things you didn't really love about your home but are "dealing with". Many of you commented about when you knew and your secondary deal breakers. Here are just a few mentioned - Great light but ugly vertical blinds. Awesome outdoor space but no parking. A real dishwasher but no 2nd bathroom.
Whatever your secondary deal breaker is you have somehow come to terms with it and we want to encourage you to take that a step further. Forget apologizing about these things when guests are over or cringing at the site of them. Instead embrace what you love about your space and why you ultimately chose to live there. Changing your perspective will change how you feel. And you can make adjustments with some of them, like putting gorgeous shades up (pictured) in place of those not so hot vertical blinds.
How have you dealt with secondary deal breakers?
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(Image from Window Treatments by Smith Noble)