Alright guys, I thought it was time to let you take a peek into our home. The hubs and I moved in almost four months ago, so I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and show you what the house looked like on moving day. We have an ever-growing to-do list that we are very excited to tackle!
Our home was built in 2005. It was used as a rental for a couple years and then sat vacant for 5 years before we bought it as a foreclosure. It was in great shape for a foreclosure with very minimal problems (an electrical problem in one of the bedrooms and the hall bath that my dad was able to fix, small trees growing in the gutters, etc.). Most of the “problems” with this house are cosmetic things that are an easy fix. But overall, it was in great condition and move-in-ready – a huge plus for us as we were itching to get in our own place and at the top of our budget, we didn’t have room to make repairs to a house in order to move in.
This is the floor plan from the builder that I found on an old listing. We do not have the optional fireplace. The front bedroom (on the left of the floor plan) has become my office, while the bedroom in the middle is still sitting empty. The bedroom in the back is our guest bedroom. The attached bathroom has access to the back patio which is great for our guests. The living room is currently empty as well, and we are not completely sure what we’re going to do with it although the idea of a “movie room” has been thrown around. The great room is what we use as our living room. Everything else is pretty much as the floor plan says.
This is the front of our house. So far, the bushes have gotten a pretty good whack-job and some flowers have been planted (thanks, Mom!). We need to get shutters on the two windows on the left and give the ones that are already up a fresh coat of paint. We also plan to paint the front door (and hopefully one day replace it with one that will bring more light into the house) and dress up the garage door a bit with some hardware.
This is a view of the foyer as seen from the great room. On the right is a coat closet and behind that wall is the living room.
This is the dining room. That fixture never worked because the wire was cut! So we took it down and currently there is no light in there though my parents are graciously giving us one from their house. We currently have a china cabinet and a dining room table with no chairs in here. Ha! Hopefully we will have chairs soon!
This is the view of the kitchen from the corner of the great room.
One of the projects I hope to tackle soon is painting these cabinets. I cannot wait, I think it will open up the room so much!
Some day the dishwasher will be replaced. Something stainless steel, and something that I’m not afraid to use. I haven’t even turned this one on. I just keep it closed and forget we even have it.
The range hood will be replaced one day as well. And yes, we do have a refrigerator and stove now
We have a large breakfast nook that I also cannot wait to tackle. I’m planning on bench seating and something to divert the eye so that it’s not so obvious that one of our nook walls doesn’t have a window (that’s because it backs up to our master bedroom).
Our laundry room … which is currently an eye-sore. I cannot wait to get some better storage in here. That wire shelf is sooo not cutting it!
Our middle bedroom. I didn’t get a good picture of the room that is now my office, but it didn’t look very different from this one (although it does now, as that’s the only room that’s been painted!).
The hall bathroom … have you noticed yet how everything is very builder-standard?
This is the guest bedroom, which is a pretty good size and hopefully very comfy for our guests. There’s a large closet and bathroom with a door out to the back patio.
This is our master bedroom as seen from the bathroom.
And the master bath.
And our closet, which is H-U-G-E. Seriously, I’ve never seen a closet this big in real life until I saw our house. We thought there was no way we’d ever fill it up, but we immediately did. How we ever fit all of our clothes in 3 small closets, I’ll never know!
The backyard of our house is long and narrow, but we have a large side yard and a nice back patio.
We have plans that will hopefully play-up the odd shape of our yard. We think the yard may be a major reason that our home was often overlooked and sat vacant so long. It initially turned us off also, but once we visited the house again and started talking about what we could do with it, we became very excited.
The side yard has plenty of room for sandboxes and a swing-set for future kiddos.
Alrighty, that’s our home! I plan to update with a post soon that shows what we have done with it so far. Do you guys have a tour of your home I can take a look at? If so, comment with it below! I love snooping into other people’s homes