We closed on our new home yesterday and have been spending the last couple months feverishly searching for a home, working on our loan application and getting our rental move out ready. We've had a lot on our plate.
But can I tell you how super-duper excited I am to have our own home? I have all sorts of ideas brewing and there's already projects in the works, as you'll see over the next little while. But enough chit-chat...you just want to see pictures, right?
It's a very cute home in an excellent neighborhood. A couple parks, a fabulous elementary school, an open space at the end of our street, walking distance to the rec center, the location is just about perfect. However, the house itself is less so. It's very builder-grade with very little personality but that just means there's lots of room for us to have fun. The snow is dumping on us right now, so I don't have a good exterior shot right now, you'll have to wait on that.
The living room and dining room are up front and will make a cozy little spot to welcome visitors and eat some grub.
The kitchen. Most of my mental energy is focused here. It's a pretty big space but is sadly lacking in functionality since the storage and counter space are so limited. I've got big plans for this room!
The family room. We'll definitely put a fireplace in here sometime down the road. Because, seriously, how else is Santa going to get in?
Upstairs we have three bedrooms, with a fourth bedroom possible by just putting up a wall. The basement is finished so we've got a great spot for kiddos to play and a guest room for visitors.
And of course, what Ruby may be most excited about is a back yard. The perfect size for her to run around and not to kill us trying to maintain it.
We are in love with our new home. We definitely weren't the first time we saw it, but house hunting isn't easy in these parts...homes go quick, there aren't very many on the market and we love the congregation we attend and wanted to stay there. I was able to see the vision of what this house could become and it took some convincing Bobby. But we are just so grateful to have a house to call a home and can't wait to share its transformation with you!