head diy Design Fanatic: Our New Home- A Year Later

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Our New Home- A Year Later


Has it been a year already? 

We moved into our house one year ago on July 15th. The house was 2 1/2 years old, but since it was the owners 2nd home, it was hardly lived in and no upgrades had been done.
Family Room, Great Room, cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

Lets start at the beginning...Here's the MLS photo of our Carolina Cottage. I love how it looks small, unlike our last house, which was all brick and 3 floors!
Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style
MLS photo



There were NO curtain rods in any room in the house and all the paint in the house is that awful chalky, flat, builder grade off white. 
Family Room, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

Family Room, House, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style




Dining Room, House, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


I was so happy to have a screened in porch!
Screened Porch, House, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


Laundry Room 
Laundry Room , House, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


Master Bedroom 
Master Bedorom , House, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

Master Bath
Bathroom, House, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

Daughter's bedroom 
Bedroom, House, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


Guest Room 
Bedroom, House, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style
MLS photo



Front Porch
Front Porch, House, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style
MLS photo

In order to unpack a lot of boxes, Mr. DIY customized or added new shelves to the closets...
The Master Bath Linen Closet only had 4 wire shelves. He replaced those with 6 adjustable wood shelves.
Master Bath, Master bath Linen , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

The Coat Closet had a rod and 1 wire shelf before Mr. DIY added a new rod and 3 wood shelves. 
Coat closet , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


Our new house has Two Pantries. The 2nd pantry was previously a 2nd coat closet. It holds all of our small appliances, Mr. DIY's cake decorating supplies, candles, party napkins, etc.
Pantry, closet , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


We needed that 2nd pantry because we previously had a 7ft wide pantry and the kitchen pantry was only 3 feet wide, shallow, and had only 4 wire shelves. Mr. DIY added a couple more shelves!
Pantry, closet , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

Like the pantry and master bath linen closet, the Hall Linen Closet only had 4 wire shelves and Mr. DIY added 2 more. 
linen closet, closet , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


This wall of Ikea cabinets was a big splurge for the Garage. Our last house had a large, 3 car garage and this garage is a small 2 car. That's the negative part of being diyers...you need space for all your tools and supplies!
Garage , Garage Organization , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

We did some more organizing in the Garage on the opposite wall. 
Garage , Garage Organization , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style, Lowes

The High Crawl Space is probably one of the biggest reasons why we bought this house. Our last house had a basement and even though we sold and gave away a lot of things, we still have a lot of things to store! Last Fall, we had a company come out and encapsulate it so  the humidity would be low and we could store things in it without them getting musty. Mr. DIY added wood on the floor and shelves to hold our containers.  The house is on a slight hill, so the crawl space under the back part  of the house is 6 ft high. We still have to watch our head in spots, but this is an awesome space to have!
Garage , Garage Organization , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


 We knew our daughter was only going live here for about a year(we were right!) until she moved out and we wanted to have a nice closet for her while she lived here, so Mr. DIY built her a Semi-Custom Closet.
Closet, Custom Closet , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

This is how our Daughter's Room looked before she moved into her own apartment last month.
Bedroom, Bookcases, Bookcase , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

Our daughter's room and the laundry room are the only 2 rooms in the house that have been painted.
I know, I know; we need to get on it!
In our defense,  we have been working on the Mountain Cottage Reno at the same time!
I love how well the Laundry Room functions and how it looks now.
Laundry Room , Organization, Organize, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


Here's how our Master Bedroom looked at Christmas. I think I need to do an update!
Bedroom, Master Bedroom, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

Master Bath now
Bedroom, Master Bath, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


Our Dining Room is larger than our last house and is great for hosting our newly married church group.
Dining Room, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style


Family Room
Great Room, Family Room, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style



Great Room, Family Room, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style



Screened Porch, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

Front Porch
Front Porch, Cottage, Cottage Style, Farmhouse Style

There's so much more to do...We've barely done any landscaping in the backyard, Mr. DIY still has a few boxes to unpack of tools and such and we're still organizing the garage and crawl space. I don't think we'll be finished any time soon. Mr. DIY just finished making our daughter a farmhouse bed and it's taking up my parking space in the garage, waiting for me to put a finish on it.
We still have lots of rooms to paint and now I have TWO guest rooms to decorate. 


I know, 1st world problems. 


We've enjoyed living here for the past year and it didn't take long to feel like home.
We  downsized a lot  our previous house to this one, but now that our daughter has moved out, it feels like it's grown larger!
 That may be true, but, we won't be moving or downsizing again anytime soon!

Pam


2 comments:

  1. Has it already been a year? Wow..time flies when you are having fun!!!...the house looks so wonderful Pam! You and your hubby have done so much to it in a year....So happy that you are enjoying your new home!

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    1. Thanks Shirley! Still have so much to do, but We really do enjoy living here. It's hard at first because everything is different. You'll be doing the same soon!

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