Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Building our Dream

In November 2006, my husband and I started building our dream home. I wanted to document this so I'll be posting regular updates about the stages of construction.

I love it, I love to watch the walls go up, the windows take shape, the kitchen expand, and I love to dream of how I will decorate this wall, or that room.

I'm thrilled that my children will have room to grow, a front yard to run around in, their own separate rooms, because after living in a tiny apartment for so long, they seriously need to breathe now.

I can't wait to have a massive kitchen, with loads of cabinets to stack my cups and plates in, to bake and cook in my new oven, and the dreams go on and on...

All this depends of course on the Ministry of Housing. If they approve our loan that is. Hopefully things will work out for the best. On the ugly side of the story, there are loans massive loans to meet the ever increasing prices of building materials, and the ever increasing demands of the contractors.

Its not a palace, but I hope it will be home. A place to raise my children to make memories and to give them all they need. I want to have my family over for dinner and have enough place to fit them all, I want to invite all my friends for dinner or lunch and have them taste my dad's delicious food. I want a place to come home to, and not have to fight for privacy, from nosy neighbors, or from people who park in my space in our apartment building.
I can't wait to get decorating!!!

What breaks my heart while driving to my dream home though , is that on the same road as our house, there is Al-Eskan houses. People have to wait for years, usually 8 to 10 years, to receive the government housing units which are really not worth the wait. They are usually very tiny for a country with massive income from oil revenues, banking excellence, and what have you. Its sad, I hope things do work out for the best.
Today, 4 months after the foundation was laid, the first floor is almost completed. The main living room is done, the dining room is done, the kitchen is alright, and the garage is complete as well. The stairs will be constructed this week, plus the ceiling will be put in place!!!!

I will post more pics tomorrow,,,

Until then,



Sarah said...

Mabrouk! And inshallah it all goes smoothly :) That is definately something pleasant to look forward to!

LuLu said...

Mabrook :-) May all your dreams come true

Gardens of Sand said...

Congrats on setting the first stone! Inshallah everything will go smoothly and you will see your children play in the front yard soon.

Love to you and family!

SoulSearch said...

Thanks Sarah, Lulu, and GOS, check out more images to be posted later today!!!

Its so cool, can't wait!!


Nishani said...

I was browsing your site and had to say mabrook! I am so happy for you. I would give anything to have a sampling of your Dad's kunafa! Mmmmmmmm... that stuff was delish! I have never tasted anything like it, and I must have had my first sampling over 15 years ago. :):) Insha Allah you'll be in your new home and have lots of privacy. ;)
I hope that we can come back to Bahrain one day to see you in your new home.

SoulSearch said...

Thanks for stopping by, I hope one day you can come over to Bahrain! It would be great to see you and your family again. Keep in touch, always.