Settlement was on Friday. I have owned my home since 11:15 am on March 15th. My original thought was that owning the home would be more stressful than the buying process. Oh no. Not even close. Once I walked out with my keys in hand, I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders. I slept for 13 hours on Friday night. Yup, I was tired.
Ok, time to shut up and get to the good stuff - the layout and pictures.
How amazing is this yard? Seriously. It's perfect.
Ok, let's go left to right.
Starting with the garage!
It's a 1.5 car garage with one window (along with the windows in the garage door). My car fits easily and there's still room left to do projects. It's not in the garage in this photo because I didn't have electricity yet. Though that didn't stop me from trying to open the garage with the garage door opener. I only clicked it 20 times before I remembered why it wasn't working.
If I need the whole garage for projects, I can just pull my car onto my driveway. In this neighborhood, getting a driveway is no easy thing. That goes for the garage, too. See why I keep saying it's perfect?
Next, the fenced in back yard!
Please forgive this incredibly dorky video, but I wanted to document Charlie's first time in the yard. She's just a little excited. She's definitely earned herself a new nickname - princess. Somebody doesn't like to get their feet dirty. Also, I know it's Charlie-proof because she tried every possible way to get out with no success. Hurray!
Next up - the kitchen!
Those maroon counters are the first to go. Ikea has great prices on laminate counter tops and I plan on taking advantage of that. The cabinets are in great shape and just need some knobs. The biggest change (even bigger than the counter tops) will be adding a dishwasher. I need it. I just do. So it's happening.
The doorway you see to the left is the doorway to the basement. No electricity meant no photos of the basement, but I'll have them soon enough. All you need to know - it's not a scary, murder basement. It's clean and bright.
Moving on to the dining room!
Instagram you saw my little helper didn't have much trouble with that; he even had trains in one hand. Not gonna lie, it felt great to rip that down. It feels like it's really starting to be mine.
Say hello to the living room!
I'm sorry, I'm trying not to be too wordy, but I'm just so excited!
Well, there you have it! The first floor in all it's current glory. It won't look that way for long! I have big plans for this space. I'm going to be working at the house all night on Monday, so if you like to spackle and clean - give me a call!