So let's go front to back. Starting with the living room!
|Coffee Table Build & Dresser to TV Stand|
This photo is facing the front of the place. The living room is HUGE. We're contemplating getting rid of that chair in the corner & getting two new chairs & reorganizing the set up a little bit. But this is working for us for now.
|Green Dry Sink|
This is looking in the other direction. I really dislike the window treatments, but they will probably end up staying... maybe I'll think of a way to temporarily cover the fabric on them with something prettier. That dark green is just so not my thing. I also kinda am getting the urge to paint this room. It just looks too pink-y to me. I'd love a nice cool really really light grey.
Off the living room are the stairs to the front door (we're on the 2nd floor). There's also a large deep closet down there which is great storage. There's also the laundry room off the living room, which also contains the heater & water heater.
Then moving towards the back of the house is our kitchen.
OMG it's enormous! To me anyway. We have an island. I have never in my entire life had an island! Looove it! The cabinets are really nice too. I don't think I ever showed you all pictures of our old kitchen, but it was just a builder grade galley kitchen. Super small. Plus the laminate counters were different on the right hand side of the kitchen than they were on the left (suuuper classy). This is a major improvement. I even kinda like the green paint on the walls. I wish it was a little more minty, but it's pretty nice.
Turning around, there's a little kitchen nook where we have our table. We're thinking about a new table for this space. Maybe a round one?? Not sure. Also, we need more wine, as you can see by our sadly empty wine rack. Also you can see the start of the railing there on the right side of the picture, that's to the stairs to the back entrance, into the garage. Really nice garage! We can park in it! And bonus, it doesn't flood like our old completely non-functional one did.
To the left of where I'm standing when I took the above picture, is the office.
|Box of handbound books, Finished File Cabinet, Built Desk|
Then, past the kitchen nook there is a hall with some closets, and a bathroom on the left. Then there is a spare bedroom, which is kinda our "moving storage" right now. We need to get in there & finish up that stuff, so there's no pictures yet of that room. But then at the end of the hall is the master bedroom.
|Round Bedside Table Refinished|
This is from around where the door is to the room. To the right is a giant walk in closet. We can both keep our clothes in the master closet! Yea! Remember what our old closets looked like? Haha, yea.
We also can fit both of our dressers in this room, which we could only fit my small one in our old room & B's larger dresser was in the office. This room also has high vaulted ceilings which I didn't really get a picture of. We put our black-out curtains in here. B likes these for when he works nights & needs to sleep during the day. I think they are ugly though & plan on covering them eventually.
Oh & see that in the last picture, that's a master bathroom too!
YEA! We have double sinks, a jetted tub, separate shower too! And look, I can see more than just my head in the bathroom mirror. Love that :) Our mirror in our old place was very small & placed very high (I think, but I'm only 5'0, which could have been part of the problem). What should I put in that space there on the right in the picture by the sink & tub? I can't figure it out.... some kind of candle thing?
And that's that. That's our place. Lots of projects to do to get it to the place I'd like it to be, but we'll probably move slowly on them. So much is going on lately & race season is starting up very soon, so I'm gonna have some really full weeks. Love it though! We'll be staying here 'till residency is over, so it was important that we found a good place that we liked. I'm very happy with it & while it's not my "dream home" or anything, I still am very happy & it's a HUGE improvement from where we used to live.
What do you think of our new place? Any ideas for fun things we should do with it? Suggestions for paint colors for the living room?