Friday, November 7, 2014

New House (again)

So this house is 2600 sq ft on an acre. It's in a really great older neighborhood at the end of a cup de sac. So, that's not awful either :)

The yard is mostly in the back/side. It's pretty wooded although there is a pretty great flat spot on the side where we think the swing set will fit. 

 We think there's probably some significant water that can flow thru when it rains! 

This side is where there's the flat spot. The property line goes all the way out to where you can see out little people. That's Cherie (our realtor) out there telling them that their mommy needs to get some bunnies for the cage they're looking at. 

back of the house

I guess this is technically a family/living room. We're thinking if we knock out the top and side of those cabinets it will make it all seem much more open.
Tiny kitchen. There's blank wall where I'm standing that will probably turn into cabinets for storage 

Dining/formal living room. Thru the opening and to the left is the front door. 

this deck-ish room has several options. It could be a school room. Chris likes it for an office. and we both like the idea of it just being a porch. So, we'll see!

  all the upstairs bedrooms are a pretty good size. but they all look like this
 so there's lots of potential :)

down the scary stairs to the basement...

 that for real looks like this. We're thinking we'll take out the drop ceilings because there are pretty great beams  hidden there. The cement block walls will have to be dry walled. and that working wood stove will have to be moved if we're gonna let our kids inhabit the basement.

This is off the main part of the basement. It doesn't have a door but is a room of some kind

and this room is off of the one before (to the right) it has an old upright piano in it and t he entire room has closets around that's weird but Chris thinks it may be a great start for bunks to be build into the walls :)

this is the other bedroom downstairs. It's pretty big and we're thinking the girls will end up in here together. although Cadence isn't thrilled about that. and she "hates the carpet" so we told her we'd lay some new carpet. But she does like the desk/shelves built into the wall so maybe they will stay! I saw this cool thing on Pinterest where if you paint something like that a different accent color it looks pretty neat. So, maybe we'll try something like that to  break up the monotony of the paneling (which we will probably also paint)

So, there it is! I'm just praying this house crap gets settled quickly!! any and all ideas are welcome to make this house not look quite so much like the one we grew up in :)