They Bought Their First House! Now What?
The most exciting part of going from renting an apartment to owning a house: all the space! The most overwhelming
part: all the space! That’s what Katie and Patrick Roetker discovered when they settled into their 1,510-square-foot house in Madison, WI, in the spring of 2018. “We loved how sunny and open it was, but once we moved our stuff in, it was like, OK, where’s the rest? ” says Katie. Although parents on both sides chipped in old furniture to help fill the rooms, says Patrick, “it felt like a jumble, and we didn’t know where to begin with redecorating, so we just left it.”