Hi everyone! I wanted to update you all on the house progress. After some drama, the closing has been set for the middle of October. We didn’t think the house would sell so quickly so we really didn’t have a house we wanted to move into already picked out. So we’ve been out looking every day! So far this is our favorite (but we’re going to see 2 others later today so who knows…). Lots of photos!
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I know it looks huge but it’s actually more wide than deep and the house we have now is actually bigger (or at least it feels bigger with our layout). But we wanted to downsize in both yard and house.
Porch swing!!! I’ve always wanted a house with a big front porch and a porch swing 🙂
The living room. It doesn’t have a family room so I suppose we’d have to do the TV mount over the fireplace. The floors are parquet and it’s a gas starter fireplace. I’m excited about the fireplace. I’ve never had a real one.
There are two long windows on each end of the living room. This is facing the front. The doorway on the left is coming in from the foyer.
Off the living room next to the kitchen is a small tiled breakfast room that I don’t know what to do with. There’s a formal dining room which I’ll show you in a minute. So I don’t also need a breakfast room. Every wall in that room as a dooryway, door or window! One wall has the patio door to the backyard and those long windows.
The other wall has this entry from the foyer. Then there’s the pantry door and a small utility/coat closet door on this wall.
These are the french doors from the breakfast room into the kitchen. The door on the right is the pantry door. The tile goes from the foyer into the breakfast room into the kitchen. I guess the only thing you can do is something right in the center of this room? Leave me some suggestions if you have any ideas. I thought of maybe blocking the doorway from the living room to make a solid wall? I might have to re-think the dining room (below) and actually use the breakfast room. But my dining room table wouldn’t fit so I’d have to get a new round one for this space.
Love the dining room (even though I’m not a fan of carpet in dining rooms)! So I could remove the chandelier in this room and use it for something else and use the breakfast room for dining.
The kitchen. All the appliances are new and there are granite counters. I’ve never had solid surface counters. Or a window over the sink!
It’s smaller than the kitchen I have now.
The laundry room is off the kitchen with a door to the garage. The washer is on one end and the dryer is opposite it on the other end. I like that I’d be able to come in from the garage with groceries right into the kitchen. Right now we have to go up two flights of stairs.
There are 3 bedrooms upstairs. The master is a a nice size and the master bath is wonderful. Our master in this house has a small bathroom with a shower. This one has a deep tub and separate shower, and more counter space!
There’s a hall bathroom upstairs.
A powder room downstairs off the foyer.
The backyard is fenced but has some kind of weird Alice in Wonderland thing going on with random bushes every where!
So far this is our first choice. There’s another home in this neighborhood that’s available that’s our second choice but it’s not fenced. But we’re still looking!