Friday, August 30, 2013

Top 20: #5 and #4...

I know I am a slacker, but here we go...

#5: The Space and Open floor plan. We had NO space for anything in our townhome. We even kept strollers in the dining room! Here everything is so nice and open and spacious. The kids can play in their rooms if they want and have SO much room in the basement to play. I love how the kitchen, morning, room, and family room are all open to each other. I just LOVE the feel of the house.

#4: The Morning Room. 'Nuff said. This is my favorite room in the whole house. I am sitting in it right now as I type this. I love looking out onto the backyard and the trees on the side. This was the best thing we could have added and I feel like the house would be incomplete without it.

I will try and keep up now... :-)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Top 20: #7: Trees and Nature; #6: New Patio

#7: Trees and Nature
These are the trees in our side yard. Forest preservation area, so they are staying!
We have beautiful trees in our side yard, but our whole neighborhood is covered in trees. It is absolutely beautiful. On top of that there are families of deer and tons of bunnies always running around. Sometimes I feel like I am in a fairy tale! There are lakes, hiking/nature's just wonderful. 

#6: New Patio
We have a fire pit near the sitting wall (these pics are not updated yet!)

Grass has grown in since this pic was taken :-)

We love being able to sit outside, relax, and listen to the nature sounds. I am so happy we could do this so soon and we have really been taking advantage of it! The kids love having a direct route to their play set outside, too! The neighbors come over when they see us out there and it has been great! So happy we have a yard big enough to do this! One day we'd like to expand it around the back, for now, we love this!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top 20: #9: Kitchen, #8: Floors

#9: Kitchen- 'nuff said.  I love it. I love the color of the cabinets, the space, the stainless steel, Santa Cecilia that my kids use it as a race track! It's a amazing! We chose not to do the gourmet island since we could both picture our kids bashing their head on it while running around! I am glad we did that since it gives us a lot of open space between the kitchen and family room.

#8: Floors: Love the darker floors! They shine and I am happy :-)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Top 20: #11: Having a Garage and #10 Cascading steps to the 2nd floor

#11: I have NEVER had a garage. When I say never I mean not growing up, not ever! So having a garage is pretty awesome, especially with 2 kids and rain. Plus, you can store whatever, whenever!

#10:  The cascading steps on the Victoria Falls Model was a big selling point for us. They are just so beautiful...