AN ‘INSENSITIVE’ homeowner has revealed why she won’t apologise for sharing images of her property on social media.
Getting on the property ladder is no easy task and there are multiple financial obstacles that can often get in the way – so when you finally manage to buy your first-ever home, the feeling is great to say the least.
One person who knows a little about this is a woman named Chloe, who managed to get her hands on a property at the age of 18.
But whilst it’s a great milestone – certainly one to be proud of – Chloe revealed that she’s also faced some criticism for sharing the journey on Instagram.
She recently opened up: ”So I’m told I was ‘being insensitive to others who have a smaller budget’.”
The parent went on in her post: ”Whilst I do try to not come across this way, I also feel after 18 years of hard work I don’t have to apologise for the kitchen budget that we have – whether that is larger or smaller than others.”
Chloe, who regularly posts home renovation content on her page, added that the budget was ”much smaller than so many others” – which is why the thrifty mum does DIY projects.
”Luck doesn’t come into it when we have worked hard for this for many years.
”It didn’t fall in our laps, we have made sacrifices and have become money savvy,” the mum wrote, claiming the financially responsible mentality wasn’t something they’d always had.
”I’ve been through ups and downs in the house markets, highs and lows of the interest rates, and changed jobs but it’s brought us to this point where we’re finally taking the mortgage in the right direction and 1 step closer to being mortgage free.”
The craft fanatic, who left her first family home earlier this September, wrote: ”We’re excited for the next house journey and hope to use all the lessons and skills to make it the best yet!”
As of now, the family is in the process of renovating their new home, which comes with a stunning garden, as well as the possibility of underfloor heating in the bathroom.
The kitchen, meanwhile, will have French doors, as well as a designated laundry area and a freestanding washing machine, Chloe recently told her fans in a post.
But whilst there may have been harsh remarks about her boasting on the platform, there has also been plenty of support from others who reminded Chloe she’s worked hard for her home.
As one put it: ”Sounds like jealousy to me. Keep up the amazing work and never let anyone tell you to dull your sparkle to keep them comfortable.”
Another agreed, writing: ”I hate it when people make comments like that.
”We also have worked very hard to afford what we have and can quite honestly only do the amount of work we do and getting looking the way it does because we literally do EVERYTHING ourselves and we get the ‘oh you’re so lucky’.”
Someone else also had the same experience: ”I hear you! Similar story here and I always get “I’m in ether wrong job” “what does your husband do” we worked really hard and sacrificed a lot to get to where we are right now! Well done you.”