Here it is. The upgrade to the practice house. We getting started on a few projects around the place, so I figured I’d better show you what we’re working with before too many changes take place.
These are the photos from the seller’s listing. I’m finding it difficult to get all rooms clutter free at the same time in order to take photos, so we’ll just have to take a before picture on each project we tackle rather than doing them all at once.
The previous owners lived here for 3 years before selling, but amazingly to me, they did very little in the way of “making it their own”. I mean, all the stickers were still in place on toilets, light switches & even the front door! Paint was applied to a couple of rooms, but mostly it looks the way it did the day the builder declared it done. In some ways that’s good as I don’t have to deal with anything they did that I don’t like, but it still shocks me.
So to get an idea of what it looks like now, image the rooms without the stuff in them & you’ll pretty much have it!
We decided not to keep the hot tub, tried giving it away on Craigslist but had no takers. So yesterday Nate pulled out the saws-all, chopped it up & is currently making a trip to the dump. Can’t imagine why no one would want a used hot tub. . .
Master suite – which is beyond huge. Our old room was barely bigger than our queen size bed. This one is as big as the 2-car garage below & has a walk-in closet the size or our old bedroom. Serves as a nice reminder any time we start to feel unsatisfied.
Open loft/bonus area which on the plans had the option of becoming a 4th bedroom. We are planning to build a wall as this space has become my office/studio & I’m not exactly known for my clutter free, organized work environment. Nate wants a wall to hide my mess.
A tad different from the last one, don’t you think? Maybe even a bit bigger? (It’s actually over twice as big as the other AND has sidewalks which allows the girls to finally learn how to ride their bikes, a community pool & splash park & we can’t smell Popeye’s chicken from our backyard or be awoken by sirens & passing bass systems!!) All-in-all we’re pretty excited about this house. It’s still not our dream house, but a very comfortable & nice stepping stone to the next one & we’ll enjoy putting our touch on it as we spend the next 10-ish years here. Don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what it looks like when I’m “done”! Ha!!
xoxo Lori Danelle