… Our new home! I am so excited to share that M and I have taken the leap as first time home buyers and purchased this hunk-o-bricks to call our own : )
Come on in! We had one heck of a time trying to find a house (houses are selling for way over asking price in a matter of hours after being posted and this was the 6th house we put an offer in on!) but it is definitely one of those “it happened for a reason” moments in life, because we could not be more excited that this is now our home. We were originally looking at smaller bungalows in a location close to our apartment, but ended up expanding to other suburbs and fell in love with this 4 bed 2.5 bath colonial. Talk about rooms to decorate!
To me it’s the absolute perfect mix of good bones (newer windows, roof, furnace, AC, driveway, etc) but with an outdated interior. It’s our dream project and we have already been working non-stop! We got the keys a week ago and since then have done some major demo and painting, but I’ll be sharing all of that in the next few weeks! For now, I’m just going to be sharing some (and by that I mean a TON) before pictures of the rooms!
Here’s the first floor…
And here’s the second floor…
Foyer & Hallway:
Awkward mirror = awkward “hey guys look we have the keys!” picture
This room had me at this closet… : )
Office (bedroom we’re using as an office):
Most of that carpet has already been ripped out and is waiting to be replaced (white in a dining room was an interesting choice…), and we’ve already begun replacing all of those lovely light fixtures! We’re so excited at the potential of this place and our project list is, of course, a mile long (we will share all of our ideas along the way!) : ) We’ve always loved sharing rental tips here on Sypsie and will continue to share rental friendly projects, but from here on out we’re so ready to start this new adventure!
What do you think? Do you have any home buying horror stories? (I could do a whole post on all of the messes we encountered but I’ll spare you) Have any first time home buyer advice? Have a fabulous weekend, hope to see you next week for some demo-day fun!
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Kimberly Montgomery says
This looks like such a fun home! And I bet there will be lots of fun as you make it yours.
I love it.
Thank you Kim! It has definitely been fun so far and we couldn’t be happier! My brain has been going non-stop on ideas for each room 🙂 Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Oh my gosh! I LOVE your house! I can’t wait to see all of the AUH-MAZING things I know you are going to do with this place! Congratulations!!!
Thanks so much! We’re so excited! We have been carpet-ripping-paint-rolling machines so far and have been loving every minute of it 🙂 can’t wait to share more!
Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Congrats on your new home! I’m following along to have a birds eye view of the magic you are going to make happen!
Thank you so much Ashley! We can’t wait to start tackling our list 🙂
Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY says
So, so excited for you guys! I can’t wait to see how you fill/decorate it! I love that deck!
Thanks Katie! I’ve already enjoyed a glass of wine (or two) on it and can’t wait to decorate! : )