Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We Bought a House!

As I've mentioned earlier, we started looking at houses at the beginning of January.  It took us just over a month of looking, and several non-winning offers, before we found our new house.  Honestly though, it was worth it.  This house is exactly what we said we wanted.  It's just over our original budget (we raised our budget once we started looking), has 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, the 2nd biggest kitchen out of the houses we saw, and is need of some cosmetic updates (but structurally we're good).  As a bonus, it's right next to a park, our chapel, a grocery store, and our good friends the Calls.  We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot!

And now, because you're all dying to see pictures, here's our house!  Andy took most of the pictures when he was up at the house getting quotes for some work.  Be prepared for pink overload.  The previous owner (or possibly the original owner since the previous owner was a 90 year old man) really liked pink!

The entry way while standing in the entrance to the living room.  The front door is on the right, the hall to the boys' bedrooms is straight ahead and the family room/rest of the house is to the left.
The living room.  We're in love with the ceiling!
Fireplace in the living room and a slightly better shot of the ceiling.
The family room (our awesome realtor Bina is on the left with her super cute little boy!)  This room has one of the 3 skylights in the house.  We'll be expanding the doorway she's standing in so we have a more open kitchen/family room.  The door at the far side of the room leads to the laundry room and master bedroom.
The dining room part of the kitchen and the door to the back yard.
The kitchen (and Charlie...who is currently getting rid of all the popcorn ceilings!)  Do you see all those cabinets and all that counter space?  I went to bed dreaming about cooking in there more than one night.  Also, you can see our "vintage" appliances and our trash compactor (the dishwasher is next to the sink).  We're planning on moving the microwave and wall oven to where the trash compactor is and making that corner a little pantry.
Down the hall from the family room is our laundry room that leads to the garage.  We're pretty excited to have a real laundry room with space for an extra freezer!  It even has a closet for my craft stuff and it's own sink!
The master bedroom.  I told you they liked pink!
Master bath (you can see our closet is behind Andy). There's another skylight above the tub.
Master toilet (complete with hand rail for when I'm 9 months pregnant and need some help getting up).
This will be Adam's room.  I'd rather put Isaac in here, but since it's slightly closer to our bedroom, we're putting Adam in here.
The view of the 2nd bathroom from Isaac's room.  It's a jack-n-jill bath between the back bedroom and the hall.  The final skylight is above the shower.  
The back bedroom (which will be Isaac's).  It has it's own door to the back of the house...which is going to get replaced
 with a window this fall.
We're pretty excited about this house of ours!  Not pictured are the awesome closet in the hall next to the boys's rooms (yay for extra storage), the garage (yay for covered parking and no more stairs), and our teeny-tiny backyard.  We hired someone to remove all the popcorn ceiling before we moved in.  I would have left it, but it was starting to look gross in some areas and in the skylights it allowed a lot of dust to collect which just looked nasty!  As soon as we move in, my mom and sister Sarah are coming down for Spring Break to help us unpack and tile the bathrooms (they're currently carpet).  We are so excited to move in this Saturday and start making this house our own!


  1. So happy for you all! Elijah got his moment of stardom at the Brasher residence too!

  2. Hi Rebecca!! You won the brushed poly giveaway! :) Please email me with a return email so that I can get your prize to you, thanks!! - Heidi

  3. You weren't kidding about the pink, but I think it's beautiful just the way it is. I've also dealt with popcorn ceilings and, like you, I've always had them removed as well. Not only are they an eyesore, but they do end up looking nasty in some areas due to dust and other junk. I love the master bath and hope you've settled in to your home nicely!