Life can become such a crazy whirlwind – and I finally have some time to sit down and write this post. As I had told you, Tom & I were anxiously looking at homes and really had our hopes high of buying sooner than later. This meant that house hunting (plus the amount of research and organizing that goes into being a first-time home buyer) pretty much consumed me from July until now! I kid you not, the day I gave up on finding anything until the Spring, our house popped up. Yes, we bought a home. AND we have moved in! So between working a ton of overtime hours/6 days a week, dealing with setting up a mortgage and preparing for moving day, and finally having moved, I hope you can understand my time away!
Here is our layout as it stands right now (minus the second floor loft that includes two more bedrooms). Obviously, this layout does no justice to our burgundy coloured carpets, chocolate brown + floral tiled bathroom, and buttercream yellow paneled walls in every room ( you will see pictures of these in time!!) However the house is in perfect shape and that’s why we bought it. Every room does need to be done, but it’s completely livable in the mean time and we will work on it room by room.
& here’s our plans for the house! The thing we knew before we moved in, and has become even more obvious to us in the past two weeks, is that we need a large master with an ensuite. Although we are going to love this home, it isn’t our forever home. So for the sake of resale we know it is very beneficial to turn the back room (that was previously being used as a rec-room) into a master. Because there is already a powder room in there it’ll be easy-peasy for us to frame it out larger and make an ensuite with a large glass-framed shower. Having a master directly off the kitchen is odd and I’m having a hard time coming to peace with it, so we are considering creating a hallway in the laundry room space and entering the master at the end of the hallway. These are things that aren’t totally combed out yet.
Turning the backroom into a master means this home would be a 5 bedroom home with very little central living space. The bedroom-to-living space ratio doesn’t make sense. Therefore we’re going to take out the bedroom that backs on to the kitchen to create a dining area and of course, I want a large chunky island in the center of the kitchen where we can sit and eat as well. That’s it for moving rooms/walls around and adjusting the layout, but there’s a ton of cosmetic work to be done! Every room needs to be addressed and refinished. Example #1: the living room.
I can’t wait to post all about the journey that we are about to begin! I’m going to post about the changes we make in this room as we go along.