I had hoped to be ready to post some “preliminary” shots of our new house, but didn’t want you all to think we are total slobs. We have been in the new house for just over a week. Step one was getting things out of boxes and into piles. We have succeeded at that, but the next step of finding everything a home has been a bit trickier, so here are some photos to give you a feel for the space, but none of the belongings in the pictures are ours. Hence, my personal disclaimer: I am going to cheat a bit with the first photos of our new home today. These are the photos taken by the realtor and whoever staged our home prior to us buying it, so none of the furniture it ours – also, please note they used a wide angle lens so the spaces feel slightly larger than they really are.
I love this picture – our new place has tons of windows and light. As you can see the space is long and fairly narrow – I can’t wait to paint and get some really fun carpet on the stairs.
Once in the door, this is your view directly to the right. I am thinking this will be where our TV has to go and maybe a small chair in the corner by the window.
This is your view to the left of the door, essentially our living space. It looks clean and simple with this furniture, but our pieces are slightly larger so I am going to have to play with it a bit. A bold patterned rug is something I am looking for and a new light fixture or fan – I am undecided if we actually want a fan in this space or not.
This rectangular table fits nicely in the space, but ours is round. It will be interesting to see how it fits. We also have a large armoire that we want in this area to serve as a pantry since there isn’t one in the kitchen.
I love the island in the kitchen and the huge sink! Our biggest issue is the limited number of cabinets and drawers. We only have eight cabinets and five drawers. Storage solutions will be my initial focus in this space.
The half bath downstairs is enormous and a poor use of space. Down the road I would love to reconfigure it and add a pantry and coat closet.
The master bedroom has doors or windows on every wall, which makes using the space a bit more challenging. I am hoping to get a dresser, two small night stands, and a little vanity table in here.
I will post another update in the next few weeks once our belongings are settled. We are in the process of picking paint colors so I will keep you posted on that progress. Until then…