Friday, June 28, 2013

We're Buying A House!!

When we last talked, I left you hanging on the fact that we put in an offer on a house we loved.  It had most of all the things on our list - great location, space, nice yard, not right on top of the next house, older house, etc.  It just spoke to us, it felt right.  We could see ourselves really enjoying the place and making it our own.



Built in 1980, this well-maintained ranch style house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a bonus upstairs room, lots of windows, and a great private backyard.  It is in a great neighborhood that seems nice and quiet.  It definitely has some dated fixtures and things we want to work on, but we absolutely love it!


(From the top to bottom, the large front room, dining room, kitchen, and "great room" right off the kitchen.  The Great Room looks out into the backyard and will be our living room area.)



The gorgeous room with the vaulted ceiling will be our office.  I cannot wait to work from that room.  The office is quite large, with built in bookshelves on either side.  It looks out into the backyard as well.

The backyard is beautifully landscaped to include lots of trees and shrubbery.  There is a small potting shed in back as well.  I look forward to planting herbs like rosemary, basil, thyme, mint, and cilantro.

The inspection was last week.  We put in what we wanted repaired by the seller.  Most of it was pretty minor, but there is a little bit of water damage and dry rot on a section of siding.  So now we wait and see what/if she is willing to get anything fixed and whether we then agree with her idea.

We aren't out of the woods yet, so I try not to get too excited.  Once we are in the home stretch, I will be more excited about all the possibilities.  We did manage to pack three boxes this week.  (A hundred more to go! lol)  My paint samples arrived today, so I posted those over on Instagram

What do you think?


8 comments :

  1. I love the tile around the fireplace and the backsplash! And it looks like the yard has lots of trees and not a lot of shit to mow, which is a bonus. The built-in stuff will be awesome for storage, and I think the most important sentence in your description is "two bathrooms." ;) I looked at the paint, and I love the turquoise and yellow, pink really isn't me, but the lighter one is pretty and might look cute if you paired it with the gray? Or with a brown? The gray...hmm. I like it, but it's dark....which isn't necessarily bad, but it does make rooms look smaller. And it's definitely bad in a bathroom. Our bathrooms at work are all gray and black and it's horrible. But as an accent wall with some cool curtains or artwork, it could be fun.


    I'm so happy for you guys! Hopefully the seller will fix the shit so you can get started!

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  2. It's so cute! And I LOVE the backyard! Congrats :)

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  3. Oh wow, that place is nice as it is; with your creativity I'm sure you'll be able to bring it to its full potential :) . Love the greenery.

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  4. Thank you! I am looking forward to all the fun projects.

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  5. Thank you!! Now I just have to learn how to take care of all those plants. :-)

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  6. I ordered a lighter gray sample to try as well. It should come next week hopefully. Sean really likes the idea of gray, so we shall see what he thinks of the lighter one. And girl, YES, two bathrooms. We wanted 3, but I already told him I won't share a bathroom. lol
    The yard as no grass, lots of the wood chip things are down with stepping stones on top. There is a pretty decent sized square on the side of the house that we may make into a little grassy area in the future, but It will be nice not to mow too much. We just have to figure out how to take care of all the pretty plants back there.


    Thank you! We cannot move soon enough. We are so ready! (minus the boxes that aren't packed, of course.) lol

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  7. What is it with boys and gray? My dude would paint the whole damn world gray if he could get away with it. I've had to slooooowly introduce color to our lives.

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  8. hahaha Well, I am the one that first said gray because he wanted to keep the same shower curtain and I wanted something that made it easy to change the color palette in the future. He'd probably choose any shade of blue on his own. We still have the hassle of taking the wallpaper down in that bathroom, so I don't know when we will actually be able to paint it. lol

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