I'm sharing photos of before any of our furniture and boxes were delivered and what we have to work with.
A few photos were taken when we viewed the house. This house is 3 years old and the previous owners didn't live in this house most of the time and did very little to it.
Here we go:
Looking back from the end of the Family Room.
The Dining Room is much larger than our last house and is to the right of the open Foyer when you walk in.
This is the Study, which is to the left of the Foyer and we'll use it as our office/craft room. It's 1/3 the size of our office/craft room/bonus room at our last house.
There's a huge hallway just past the Foyer where the Builder offered a staircase that would lead to a Bonus Room over the garage. We're considering this, but it will depend on price. We could also just build in some pretty, built in, wall to wall storage.
There are quite a few closets in the house, thank goodness! Mr. DIY has already turned this coat closet into our overflow pantry since it's closet to the kitchen and there's another coat closet on the other side of the house not too far from the front door. More on the pantry in a bit.
Our new laundry room is bigger than our last house, which is a good thing because our garage is much smaller than our last house and I had a whole tall cabinet of utility items stored in there. Mr. DIY installed wall cabinets and a tall utility cabinet for storage the first weekend we were here.
This photo was taken when we viewed the house and Mr. DIY has already added 2 more shelves for storage.
Our daughter's room is 6" larger in each direction than her last room and is configured the same, except for the windows. Mr. DIY and our daughter started painting this room the day we closed. It's the only room in the house that looks finished!
The closet is larger too, but has wire shelving/hanging. We've already ordered a closet system, which Mr. DIY will customize.
|Kitty photobombed the kitchen photo!|
Hehe, Kitty just had to sneak in again.
It was difficult squeezing everything in and I mostly did it. We're going to increase the space in the cabinets by ordering double roll out shelving for the base cabinets and Mr. DIY plans to do a shallow drawer under the cooktop(it doesn't get warm under there)
See the pantry? in the above photo... It looks like it's a good size, but.......
It's on an angle because of the hallway behind it. This gave me the most grief. We had 7 feet in the last house and this offers about 3 1/2. That's why Mr. DIY added a couple of shelves to it (this is after that) and why we had to use the hall closet for storage of everything that wasn't food.
That fan is in the wrong place and there are no floor plugs. Adding plugs are easy since we have a high crawl underneath.
I love the Screened Porch off of the Breakfast Room and Kitchen.
There's a little hallway with a coat closet in it that leads to our bedroom. Mr. DIY has already taken out the wired shelf/hanging and installed melamine shelving and a new rod. (this photo taken while we viewed the house.)
Our Bedroom is just a little smaller than our last our by a few inches. All our furniture fit in here the same way, except, the chair is a large and I may move it to the living room and purchase a smaller chair. I think I already found the one I want.
Not sure about the niche. We may close it up and add another closet behind it in the bathroom. Lots of options.
Our Master Bath is very large. I'm thinking we will change the lights, towel bars to hooks and paint the cabinets grey since there's grey in the tile.
The tub is HUGE and thank goodness the linen closet is about the same as our last house. Mr. DIY already took out the 4 wire shelves and installed new adjustable melamine shelving.
Our Master Closet is much larger than our old house, but it has wire shelving, which makes it very unorganized because there's little shelving I can reach.. We've already come up with an affordable plan using the Ikea Hemnes line. The photo only shows one side of the closet.
Now to the outside...
Our yard is small. If you've been following me, you know we had a HUGE, beautiful yard and garden at our last house. While it was beautiful to look at, it was A LOT to take care of. We didn't want that at this house. If we want space, we can go to our Mountain Cottage, where we have 3 1/2 acres.
We will most likely be cutting back the new growth trees that have grown up in the last 3 years to give us aoubt 5 more feet. The lot slopes down steeply and below is a walking trail. The house behind us is on the other side of the ravine and about 250 to 300 feet away.
That's the whole tour. Would love to be able to show you our Front Porch all decorated, but we still have one more 15 ft trailer/pod with our storage, garage and misc furniture to be delivered some time in the future. I'm thinking that won't be until the weather cools off.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!