a new house [before] tour

So I've been promising it for awhile and finally broke out the camera and took some pictures of the new digs. It's nothing all that special and I'm doing a qualifying statement saying these are the "before" because we're not all finished unpacking and I have lots of plans for the transformation to make some "after" photos happen.

Luckily most of the main floor is unpacked, minus one lone box in Kate's room that somehow has more toys in it (I honestly can't remember which toys are in there, which makes me weirdly nervous and also like, wow we have too many toys) and the garage hasn't been unpacked or organized much. The basement is another story, mostly because we have no furniture to unpack the boxes into down there so it's only partially finished and pretty badly done at that point. So not too much judgment.

Anyway, without further ado, the photos!

We'll start from the front door.


From this pic, the door is to your left and this is the living room. New rug from Target and all our old furniture and the CLASSIEST of window coverings, aka a blanket. (Still debating how we want to cover that huge window, and my eyes can't handle all the sun all the time with the TV right there.)


From the other side of the room - the bedrooms are down the hallway on the left side there.


The kitchen! A mess. As usual. But it's tons of space and I'm trying to look past the aesthetics.


From the other end of the kitchen. Somehow that huge hutch looks even bigger in this house, which makes no sense but maybe it's the color scheme or I just got used to it in the old house? Who knows.


First bedroom down the hallway on the right is Kate's. It's very simple and we're doing the blanket method in here too (we are nothing if not classy). There's a new rug waiting to be unrolled and I think the furniture needs to be rearranged and there's some photos to be hung but it's cute as is.


View from the other side.


First on the left-hand side is the brown brown brown BROWN bathroom. It's very large but it is very brown. I'm trying to come up with a way to downplay the brown. Any paint secrets that go with brown everywhere?


From the other side - big shower.


Next on the right hand side of the hallway is the nursery. We also bought a rug for here (have I said how much David loves buying rugs?) but didn't put it in yet.


Master bedroom on the left side of the hallway! Our new bed in its glory and the mess of the rest of the room cut out of the photo. There's a tiny ensuite (thank you HGTV) but I couldn't get a photo of the whole thing so you'll have to use your imagination.


Some of the backyard! It already looks more cleaned up than this because David trimmed up two trees in the meantime but there's more to go.


Basement play area! The most it's ever been cleaned up since we moved in. My desk is just to the right of the couch against the wall.


From my desk looking towards the stairs.


Big laundry room in the back of the basement - the best part of which is a big counter on the right-hand side that's not in the photo for sorting & folding & storing stuff.


Storage area, which we've now organized and has tubs on the left, pantry on the right.


4th non-conforming bedroom in the back corner of the basement. Eventually we'll add an egress window to make it officially 4 beds but for now it's a perfect guest room. There's another bathroom down there too but it's also difficult to photograph so I just didn't.

Whew! This blog post only took me 4 days to write, so hopefully it doesn't take you that long to read. If you made it this far, congrats! Hopefully soon we will have real before-and-afters when we start tackling projects, but for now this'll do.
HG

4 comments:

  1. So much space!!!! And the nursery is so cute! I'm so excited for your baby, can you tell!! I find the rug thing kinda funny because everyone wants hardwood hard wood hard wood eveerywhere (according to HGTV) but then you gotta go cover it up with rugs because it's so darn hard!

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    1. Haha, that is definitely a downside to hardwoods! I grew up with a lot of wood floors so I'm somewhat used to it but it is still hard to fork over that amount of money for a rug which seems kind of unnecessary. But they are fun to pick from because there's 8 million options so I like that part!

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  2. So much space!!!! And the nursery is so cute! I'm so excited for your baby, can you tell!! I find the rug thing kinda funny because everyone wants hardwood hard wood hard wood eveerywhere (according to HGTV) but then you gotta go cover it up with rugs because it's so darn hard!

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  3. Loving all of this! The upside down ampersand pillow, ALL THAT SPACE in the kitchen, Kate's adorable bed and kid-sized chair, the new bed, that ginormous basement. What a house!! I'm trying to think of colors that go with brown brown brown, but that's a toughie! I'm thinking something light? Like Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore or Embellished Blue by Sherwin Williams? Or honestly, maybe just leaving it white but pulling in accent colors with towels? Gah!

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