Remodeling is a bigger chore than I’d ever imagined. It’s not that any single task is hard, it’s the fact that my house is old and out of date and I feel like I want to change everything. Almost everything this house came from either my parents or friends of my parents when I first moved out after college. Well, now I’m a bit older and I’ve started living life in the real world. I got my first ‘real’ job a couple of years ago but I’ve been pounding away at student loans. I’ve made significant progress in paying off loans and I’m finally starting to build a nest egg. I think it’s time to start focusing on making life more comfortable for me.

Now that I have a nest egg, it’s time to turn my house into a home. I’ve been living here for a few years but haven’t updated anything. Like I said, all of my stuff is old, and for lack of a better phrase, was given to me by old people. It’s definitely time for me to start branching out and getting things I like, rather than things a broke college student can afford. One of the first things I need to get is a new bed. The bed in my house is the same bed that I have been sleeping in since I’ve been around fifteen years old. At this point, it’s a bit uncomfortable…as well as embarrassing. Of course I’ve graduated from my superman sheets, but the style of the bed is something my mom picked out, and their home is 1950s at best.

I’ve been looking online, and I think I really want to see if I can find a new bed, preferably something contemporary. I already found the mattress I like, it’s one of the new high-tech super comfortable mattresses, but I need to find a frame that fits my personality. Personally, I’m starting to really like platform beds and there are some that are very cool and contemporary looking, like the ones on this lit design site. I may end up going with a traditional frame with headboard and baseboard, but either way I just know I want something that doesn’t look like it came out of a cabin that only recently got electricity. I’m not knocking my parents’ taste. I love my mom and dad unconditionally, but it’s time for me to get out and discover who I am and to furnish my house accordingly.