Today all will be laid bare in the house tour. I have managed to get this far without shout-typing my excitement too excessively. Up the stairs we go!
(These photos were taken during our inspection with some of the previous owner’s items in the home.)
01. There is a little microphone muffling at the beginning. Sorry!
02. I have not yet mentioned that the previous owners left some furniture in the house for us. Most of it is in the boys’ room and then there is a desk in the dining room and several side tables hidden in the office under the clutter. I will maybe try some refurbishing on them or just craigslist for some extra house-spending cash.
I like how this house has a landing with the bedrooms surrounding it rather than a narrow hall. With how the doors are configured there is not a lot of space for furnishings, but I may finagle a shelf in somewhere.
I previously mentioned the laundry set up is in the basement, but that I have some schemes to bring it elsewhere. A couple friends and family we know who have laundry in or near their master bedroom absolutely rave about that set up.
The landing has a large linen closet which I have my eye on to one day renovate into the laundry facilities. It feels larger than this picture would have you believe and I think the machines could fit.
Our inspector commented that having a decent sized master suite was uncommon in floor plans designed in our house’s time period. We are happy about having a master bathroom (its potential, that is).
(The tape measurer is marking off the size of a king bed.)
After the master, there are three more bedrooms. For now, we are calling them the boy(s?) room, nursery, and guest room (shown respectively).
The children and guest bath is reminding me that I have to mention this home’s soffits. They are all over the place – two in the kitchen, and one in the powder room, master, and children’s bathroom. I think the rooms would all feel bigger if they are gone.
Jason the Inspector confirmed all the soffits are cosmetic only and could be removed. (Which is great news as there could have been something like a vent or wiring running through them.)
As we jump down to the basement, we can recap that the house does indeed have three different cream, a brown, two different blues, and a green carpeting. All of it will go!
Did you see the laundry? Yes, it is currently down in a basement dungeon, but having my own set up is one of the best sights this renter’s eyes have beheld in 2 and 1/2 years! While I have a long list of decor improvements for the basement, I plan to keep it pretty bare as an open play area for little ones.
These tours did not go into much detail about what my vision for each room is, but those posts will come later in a room by room breakdown. You might be surprised to guess what we will tackle first!