20 May 2016

Five Things I Love About Our House

Happy Friday!

Don't mind me, but I might be chatting about our new house quite frequently on the blog over the next few months. But hey, it'll be a nice change from all the brewery/running/football posts, right?
 
Now that we've officially been homeowners for one whole week, here's a little bit more about our house.
 
It's a wannabe tri-level {really, it's just a one level house that has two steps up to the bedroom side of the house and a one room basement + garage} that has a lot of charm and character to it and was built in 1965. I love everything about our little house, but here are five things that I love the most.
 
{one}
The kitchen.


 
Granite counter tops, a farmhouse sink, and all the cabinets a girl could ever want. I am so happy that the previous owners decided to upgrade the kitchen because a kitchen remodel was definitely something that I did not want to deal with. We're both excited to get into a kitchen of our own and be able to cook more rather than go out all the time for breakfast/lunch/supper.
 
{two}
The fireplace.


 
One thing I really wanted in our house was an old fireplace with gas logs and a great mantle. I think we lucked out with this one! Is it bad that I'm already picturing Christmas decorations here? The lights hanging in front of the fireplace are on the "must replace immediately" list but we haven't found anything we like yet to replace them with.

Fun fact: that same light fixture is hanging in the front entry way AND in the dining room. They're all going. ASAP.
 
{three}
The living room windows.
 


All the floor length windows, all the time. And those hardwood floors - swoon!
 
{four}
The sunroom.


 
There's a good chance that this ends up getting used as a second living room for us. It's right off the kitchen/dining room and will be so awesome during the spring/fall months when it's cooler out and we can have the windows wide open.
 
{five}
The little steps.
 
 
I don't know why, but I love that the main level of our house has these two little steps to separate the living areas from the bedrooms/bathrooms. We had steps similar to these in the house I grew up in... but they were right smack dab in the middle of a super long, carpeted hallway. So much running & jumping happened there! Doubt that happens here {because you would hit a wall if you ran and jumped} but they're still fun.
 
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I hope that everyone has a great weekend! I know I'll be having fun playing over in our new house, getting it ready to move into in the next week or so. I've got my fingers crossed that the nasty yellow paint that covers every single wall in the house is on the way out to be replaced by lots of clean, light, neutral colors... the goal this weekend is to at least get some of that yellow gone!

21 comments:

  1. Girl... I like those light fixtures! Let me know when y'all get rid of them. :) Love the new house... keep the posts coming.

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  2. I just love this house! Fireplace - check, natural light from windows - check, and great kitchen - check. All the necessities!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  3. Everything looks so beautiful as is, not much work for you guys to do at all! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Ahh your house is so cute! I love the kitchen and the huge windows and that fireplace! I can't wait to see what you do with it! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. I love it so much! The upgraded kitchen is beautiful and I would die over all that natural light! What else is on your must do list?

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  6. SO much natural light - I absolutely love it!! Plus that kitchen?! You sure picked a good one :) Have a fantastic weekend!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  7. Love the house! So glad that you have so many things that you're loving about it, too!

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  8. I absolutely love your house- it's beautiful! That kitchen is what Pinterest dreams are made of!!

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  9. That kitchen is GORGEOUS- so nice that the previous owners had it all updated already! And your hardwood floors are so pretty :) Can't wait to see what all you guys do with the place to make it your own. Happy weekend!!

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  10. I am totally in love with your new house! Especially that kitchen!!!

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  11. I love all the house pictures!!! Your kitchen is gorgeous - and I can totally see all those Christmas decorations around your fireplace, too. The sunroom will be so lovely to have. It looks like the backyard is nice and shaded, too, which will make it even more enjoyable to be out there. Congrats again!!!

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  12. Your house looks so perfect!!! Obsessing over those floors and that kitchen! You are going to get so much gorgeous natural light in that place :) ~Hannah (www.HannahAtHomeBlog.com)

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  13. I really love your new house!! Your kitchen looks perfect- all that cabinet space is going to be SO nice! The fireplace, windows, sunroom, all of it... It's beautiful!! I can't wait to see how it comes along!

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  14. So gorgeous! Loving all your snaps of the new place :) That kitchen is amazing, and a definite plus that you didn't have to deal with the remodel. That mantle is totally perfect for Christmas decorations, and the floors and windows are to die for. There is seriously nothing better than natural light flooding your home. Congrats again!

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  15. The kitchen remodel is perfect! And I wish we had a sunroom! You will get so much use out of yours--and love that you are already thinking Christmas decorations! haha I did the same thing when we were building our home!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  16. I am so jealous of your windows and you have an awesome kitchen!! Love your house! Congrats!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  17. Im nodding along to all of these - I love them all! The sun room looks fabulous and I love those huge windows - natural sun is the best!

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  18. Looks like a gorgeoushouse!


    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  19. I have loved seeing all your snap chats from your new house!! Yall definitely have been busy! And that kitchen! I love it!!

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  20. Beautiful. Can't wait to see it after you decorate!

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  21. gah. i used to like you but now i can't like you when you have such a gorgeous house and i do not! that kitchen is beautiful, as are those big windows and gah that fireplace. NOT FAIR. so pretty.

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