Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Inside Tour of Our New Home

Since we are getting things in order in our new home, I thought I would show you around a bit.  Please keep in mind that we haven't hung anything on the walls as of yet.  We have only been in the house for 6 weeks.  This is a picture standing in my dining area looking at the front door.  We brought our couch that we had in our basement at the old house and put it in our great room.  It fits wonderfully and my family is enjoying having it in our main living area.

  This is a view of my kitchen.  I was standing at my dining room table when I took this shot.  Remember that our living area is a large great room that includes, living room, kitchen, and dining area.  My kitchen is small.  I almost went into a crying fit when I realized how small it really is.  Then I decided that I had to make it work.  I also realized that I had to use the top of the cabinets for storage so I wanted it to be as pretty as possible.  My stove is in the island.  I have to store all of our food in the laundry area that has a nice size closet.  It is just a few steps away from the kitchen so it is manageable.  This kitchen may be small, but over the last few weeks I have realized just how wonderful it is set up, making for a great cooking experience.  Over the winter, Michael will be making me a canning kitchen downstairs.  I will also have more storage area so I can get my pretty dishes and jars out of his shop.

There is a short hallway just off the kitchen area.  Down the hall, you will find the doorway to the basement, a bathroom, and the kids' rooms.  This is Hope's room.  It is a very large bedroom.  I would love to find her some beautiful bedroom furniture at an antique store.  For now she has her bed, bookshelf, and bean bag chair.  She has a small dresser in her closet.  She wants to paint it a lime green color.  I told her we would get to that soon. 

Across from Hope's room, you will find the room that houses all 3 boys.  This set up has worked out much better than I thought it would.  We must must must find the time to paint this room.  The yellow is so bright that I almost have the urge to find a pair of sunglasses before entering!  The boys have all been good sports about it, and for that I am thankful. 

If you go up the stairs by the front door, you will come into our bedroom.  This picture doesn't do a good job showing the amount of space that we have in our room.  It is truly a sanctuary that we are enjoying. 

Our master bathroom is huge!  I never thought I would enjoy a large master bathroom.  That was always Michael's dream, but never one I cared to desire.  Let me tell you...he was right.  It is glorious to have such a a large space. I also have a linen closet in here.  That too is something to enjoy!

Here is our loft area that is also located upstairs.  It is a large balcony area that overlooks the great room.  We have our computer, a couch, bookshelves, and a few of Seth's toys up here.  This area is in need of  some more of our attention.  I look forward to getting some pictures on the wall in here for sure!


See we still have plenty of boxes to unpack and things to organize!  I just stuck everything in the shop area!

Stay tuned over the next few months as we start to turn this house into a home with paint, hanging of pictures, and landscape.  We also have mountains of work to do in the shop area if I ever want Michael to build me some furniture.  I am tired just thinking about it!

grace and peace,
julie

8 comments:

Kristy Quinn said...

Aw, Julie, your bhouse is beautiful! We have the same lving room couch except ours insn't a sectional. Your kitchen is beautiful too! If it makes you feel any better, the home we are renting has a smaller kitchen than that. My hubby told me that he thinks it's because a lot of women in our society just aren't cooking that much as well as the fact that families are shrinking. Either way, I find it retarded. lol Enjoy your new home! It's lovely <3

Carmen C. said...

It's beautiful! I couldn't help but notice the look of Missy peaking in the front door, lol! Also, love the color of your bedroom, its similar to your old bedroom in color:) OH, and gotta love that wonderful bathroom, will you be starting seeds in that tub next spring???

Marci said...

I love it. I am glad it is working well for you.

Cheryl said...

The house is beautiful and loved seeing Missy looking in the door. Your kitchen is welcoming and I know by reading your posts--the food is good.

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