Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top 20 Things We Love About Our House: #13 and #12

Need to catch up, I am a major slacker!

#13: All the STORAGE! All the cabinets in the kitchen, the kitchen pantry, 2 linen closets, and the unfinished area of our basement. Not only that, but we have a "nook"/ bump out in the garage that stores the riding mower, extra outdoor chairs and more! Compared to being all smashed up in our townhouse, this is truly amazing! Of course we have managed to fill most of it thanks to our 2 little boys!

Along those same lines...

#12: His and Hers Closets!! One of the greatest features. My closet is so big and has a window in it. It could easily be converted into a study, but then I would lose my own personal closet space! I also really like that they are not in the bathroom. Don't ask me why, I just like them outside of there!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

#14: Mudroom Space!

We didn't get the official mudroom with the extended laundry room upgrade, but we still have the mudroom space! I love having a designated area to put shoes and coats that is not the foyer or back door! I also love that it is our laundry room so that muddy clothes go straight in the washer. Great for the kids, great for the adults!

Monday, July 22, 2013

#16 and #15 Top 20 Things We Love About Our Home

I forgot to do one yesterday :-)

#16: Our brick, I LOVE it! I really love the detail above the windows. This is one of those upgrades I feel VERY good about!

#15: The natural light. We have so many beautiful windows that allow so much light that we often don't even need to turn on the lights in the house. I am a huge fan of this and am very happy :-)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

#17 on The Top 20 List of Things I Love About My House

#17: All the extra little details: the molding on the tops of the cabinets in the kitchen, the tile in the bathrooms that go all the way past the top of the shower head, the "sunrise" window in the top middle of the morning room... just to name a few! Those little things really make a difference and finish off the house!

Friday, July 19, 2013

#18 of the Top 20 Things We Love About Our Home....

The lamp post that turns on automatically at dusk and when all the lights outside are turned on at night. The automatic thing really rocks and there is something about a house all lit up at night that is just beautiful <3

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Some pictures as promised!

Here we go! I didn't get the kids' rooms and guest room, but will get to it when we have worked more on it (paint and such). Enjoy!

Family room

Dining room

LOVE the french doors into the master(view from the hallway)

Will never stop loving the kitchen :-)

Some master bedroom decor

Home sweet home---I think we are going to paint our door black eventually, but still on the fence

Favorite, morning room

Side yard view---LOVE!

The bathtub faucet I LOVE

Kitchen faucet

Excuse the mess, but I posted about what we did to the laundry room earlier.
This is how it looks with the W/D moved to the left far wall and added a bench and coat rack.
Works GREAT as a mudroom now with TONS of space! If you didn't get the extended laundry room, do this!

Living room

Kids' section of the basement

TV/ Adult section :-)

Hubby's bicycle room in 1/2 the unfinished space (other 1/2 has exercise equipment)

Patio Pics!

Here are some pics of our new patio! I LOVE having outdoor space and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (did I mention love?) sitting on my papasan chair. I have wanted this chair for literally 20 years, at least! See, dreams do come true! They had to reseed the area around the patio, which is why there is hay (again) there, I have more house pics but for whatever reason I am having trouble sending them from my phone but I will get to them soon!


Charlie the dog likes the patio also :-)

#19: The sink in the kitchen and all the faucets

I know, I know, faucets and sinks? But I love them! I love the double sink in the kitchen even though I am not sure what I use the one without the garbage disposal for really. I think the faucets are just beautiful! We upgrade the kitchen one, but the faucets in the bathroom and especially on the master bath and guest shower are really nice! I will take a few pics tonight or tomorrow and post them (along with updated pics!). It's those little details that truly make a house beautiful!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Thanks everyone for this awesome idea! I actually had to write everything out to make sure I could list everything I loved in the right place! It was tough! I have to say we LOVE LOVE LOVE our new home. Could not be more pleased with everything. I will put some updated pics up soon since we also disappeared with life getting in the way. Especially want to post pics of the new patio!!! LOVE IT, especially the outdoor papasan chair I got at Pier 1, can you say HEAVEN?!

Ok, on with the countdown....

#20: Having 2 HVAC units. May seem weird, but in our old townhouse the temps upstairs were WAY different from downstairs and varied drastically from room to room. Having nice consistent temps throughout the house and being able to keep the temps at 74 (thank you energy star) is WONDERFUL!

#19 tomorrow....

So fun!