Monday, March 14, 2011
And proof that something will grow in our garden (and I didn't even have to plant it)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
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Friday, March 11, 2011
When you walk downstairs, there's a landing with awesome built-ins and a closet.
The studio is at the bottom of the stairs, along with the hallway to the laundry room
The bathroom next to our bedroom is (to me) the worst room in the house. It really doesn't NEED anything (if we're going to be like that), I mean, everything works-the shower, toilet tub etc, but it's an eyesore (like that open toilet seat is-classy).
That's it! It can only get better from here (I hope). Can't wait to start working on this:)
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Isn't it beautiful? There's already an arbor next to the garage that leads to a flower garden, a built in sprinkler system, a one car garage and a concrete pad to the right of the garage (other side of the fence) for added car storage.
Here's the stairwell to the basement-you can see that it's open to the living room. It makes it really open over there.
This is our roommate's room, and probably the only picture you'll ever see of it, unless he lets me design it:) No offense to you, but a few reasons why we like our roommate is because he's awesome, he was willing to move from our rental to our new home even though that included a rent raise, and he's just very considerate. So to be considerate to him, I'll only show you the before pictures of his bedroom-a man's gotta have his privacy!
This is the bathroom upstairs that's in between the two bedrooms. It's actually kinda cool, but there's definitely some design stuff to be done in there.
Ignore the toilet....I had Boyfriend take the pictures and he doesn't understand necessary presentation necessities. Instead, focus on that cool curved shower curtain rod. Pretty sweet, right?
This is THE CRAFT SPACE. Do you know how nice it is to have an entire room dedicated to crafts? Well I don't, because this is also the guest bedroom. But it's close enough and I'm certainly not complaining!
Here's the view of the entry. Look at that tiny window on the left...sad. But it's good enough for me (once again-I get a craft space! Not complaining).
There's still so much more to share: the basement studio, laundry room, other bathroom, and mine and the Boyfriend's bedroom!
Monday, March 7, 2011
This is a good shot of the main area upstairs, taken from the dining room. You can see the kitchen, living room and front door.
This shot was taken from the living room, facing the kitchen. The doorway on the left is to the hall and the banister on the right overlooks the stairs to the basement.
I'm so happy with our new house! I have lots more to share, I just didn't want to overwhelm you in one post:)
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Sunday my goal was to clean out the basement landing. When you walk down the stairs, there's a bunch of junk lying in the middle of the space. I imagine this space to be a lovely reading nook in the future, but right now, it's a total Hoarders episode in there. Pictures will help clarify this for you.
Here's the view as you walk down the staircase (surprise!):
And here's the space after I cleaned it up, took 6 boxes of junk to Goodwill (hello, tax deduction!), recycled some cardboard boxes, took out the trash, put the other items where they should actually be, pulled nails, blue taped and spackled:
AfterIt's nothing spectacular. It's more of a blank slate, but it's a BIG difference, trust me. Now I can walk downstairs without sidestepping to the laundry room or my bedroom.
Here's another view. Check out that built-in (such potential):
And here it is after:
We're planning on demolishing the small shelf above the dresser and building bookshelves all the way across for all of our good reads.
There are a few things we will need to do in this space. For one, that curtain has got to go, and the cabinet is spoken for, so it will go too.
And currently, you have to stick your index finger in the door to pull it open...not the most effective method.
We're going to have to replace the doorknob (we have the old one...it fell off). I've been thinking one from an architectural salvage yard would be fun, but I'm not sure how well that will work out (or if I should just keep it simple and make my life easier).
Thursday, March 3, 2011