We got the house!! Funny how fast everything moves once you find a house, right? We closed on Friday afternoon and today, my awesome Friends, I am so excited to share pictures with you!!
We have been working like crazy for the last few days, and my poor body is feeling it ha ha! We had loads of family help this weekend and we are so grateful!
Now for the grand tour I finally get to share!
Here is our new house!!
This house has been a rental for the last few years so the landscaping has become quite overgrown. That will be a fun project for the Spring. If any of ya’ll have seen my outdoor space, you know I love to get my hands in the dirt! (See my most recent front yard garden tour HERE.)
Update: Check out how our front landscaping looks now!
Front porches aren’t very common around here, so I am so excited to have a front porch!
On to the inside…
As soon as you enter the front door, you are greeted by the staircase:
Looking forward to removing that carpet!
There’s not much of a foyer, but we will come in through the garage anyway so I feel like that would have been wasted square footage for us.
To the right is a small sitting room which I plan to use as my office:
I’d love to close it off with French doors eventually. My “office” is just a desk in the living room right now so it will be nice to have a dedicated office space!
Update: See how my office is looking these days!
To the left is the dining room:
Update: The dining room is looking much different as well!
When you pass the stairs, you head into the kitchen:
I’m pretty sure paint will be on the agenda for this space real soon. The super dark burgundy cabinets aren’t my style at all. I do love the black counters though.
Update: Everyone loves a great kitchen makeover right?? That is by far my favorite room now!
Around the corner to the right is an eat-in area and the living room:
There are a ton of windows in this house and I love all the natural light.
Update: We are loving our fresh new living room as well!
If you turn left after entering the kitchen, you’ll see this hallway and where it leads to:
You can see that I marked that last door on the right my storage room. I am so thrilled to have that space. It is quite small for a bedroom and it is right across from the garage so this will be a perfect spot to store all of my project pieces so they don’t get so dusty sitting in the garage!
Here is the main floor bathroom :
It also has a shower/tub combo. That door leads to a small pool. It looks like swamp water right now and seriously has all stages of frogs in it at the moment, so I’ll wait on pictures for now.
Update: Good-bye blah, hello summer in the guest bath!
Our laundry room is also off that hallway:
UPDATE: The laundry room got a fresh update also!
And so is our garage and stairs that lead to the room over the garage:
This space has officially been named ” The Game Room” by my youngest, so this will be a hangout space for the boys.
All of our bedrooms are on the second floor. Here is the master bedroom:
There are windows on either side that I didn’t quite get in the photo. We also have two closets to the right that also didn’t make it into the photo.
UPDATE: Our master bedroom got a fresh new look too.
The boys’ rooms just look like bedrooms. 🙂
Update: The boys’ bathroom makeover was very budget-friendly and made a huge difference!
And one of my favorite things about this house is all the green space in the back of the house:
I know to some who live in more rural areas, this may not be a huge deal, but for us, living in a neighborhood that actually has some green space is a big deal!
Update: Check out how much better our deck looks!
It is kind of odd that this house is ten years old but looks just like it did when the builder finished it. There are no personal touches at all, but it is the perfect blank slate to make our own!
We have been busy bees the last few days and I can’t wait to share some of our progress so far! My list of things I wanted done before move-in day has shrunk considerably. I am choosing not to stress over it though! We will be in this house for years to come and things will eventually get done.
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what we’ve gotten done so far, and I’ll have another new furniture makeover for ya’ll on Tuesday! Moving day is Friday and is fast approaching, so that’s it for now.
I hope ya’ll enjoyed the tour!
UPDATE: Check out what we’ve gotten done so far HERE! 😀
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