Hi there! Well it has been almost a month since we have moved in! And let me just start off by saying that I will never be moving again...seriously people what an ordeal! Last time we moved we only had Tessa. Now add in three kiddos and a dog and everything you have collected for the last thirteen years. I really did not think it was going to be that bad because really it is embarrassing if I told you how many times I have moved in my life. But this was a whole new crazy never doing again experience for us, but was totally worth the effort and wait. So here we go! I snapped these pictures quickly tonight so this is how the house is looking now. So of course there is much to do and still boxes to go through but this gives you an idea of the house.
This is the view when you walk in the front door. The office is just there to the left.
Here is the office with our brass daybed that I will be keeping in here as far as I know. Its great for our guests. So this room will still be our office/guest room. I decided for now to try the desk in front of the windows so we can see lake views! We do have four bedrooms and the office, but no guest room. The kids all have their own rooms and someday we will probably finish the basement and put a guest room down there.
The dinning room is to the left as well as a powder room and coat closet.
Our little mud room..
View of the kitchen from the living room. I will be changing out the lights, just have not decided what to do in the kitchen yet. I have my dinning room chandelier, so I am excited to get that up here soon. We went with white cabinets and faux marble counter tops. We were limited to what we could do in the kitchen. I really want a farm sink eventually and that was not an option that they would give us, so I didn't think that it would make sense to get nice counter tops and not be able to change out my sink. So we will eventually be doing that with a little kitchen remodel. The only thing we did in the kitchen was upgrade the cabinets with crown molding. We painted the cabinets in our last kitchen, or I should say someones else did it for us and it really did not turn out well. We were really disappointed in them, so I really did not want to mess with that this time around.
This is the View from the kitchen into the living room. We added rock to the ceiling on the fireplace. So glad we did that! It adds so much to the house. The ceiling is vaulted in the living room so the house has a lot of natural light going on. We also did vinyl flooring in the bathrooms and kitchen. We decided it would be a lot more cost effective to put in our own hardwood floors eventually then having them do it. And honestly with three kids I think this is fine. We are liking the faux wood floors for now.
That's it for the downstairs area! I will do another post for the upstairs area soon.
I will probably do a post too in a few months about our home builder and the experience we have had with them. So did I mention that my laundry room is upstairs??!!! (doing the happy dance big time)