Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Once we move, they'll be plenty of new challenges -- like making our new home that is essentially identical to its neighbors unique and custom (on a budget!). It takes a fair bit of creativity to give some character to a stock home, but I'll do my best. At the very least, it should make for some interesting blog fodder. In the meantime though, I thought I'd share the photographs our realtor had taken of our house. It's amazing how some decluttering and wide angle lenses can make my rooms look so cavernous.
The first floor is primarily taken up by the garage and our master suite. If you missed it, you can catch the play-by-play on decorating our master bedroom and bath here.
The backyard is definitely the biggest "before and after" story of our house. When we moved in back in September 2006, the back half of the yard had been taken over by bamboo (which I have a serious aversion to) and the patio was all of 2 feet deep. At the beginning of 2008, we finally got our act together and had the flagstone patio extended considerably so it was actually useable. We also had the yard completely landscaped. The whole process took about a week and was far more expensive than I had anticipated (it's a tiny yard after all!). If I had to do it over again, I probably would've landscaped myself, but I'm more than happy with the end result.
And finally, if you'd like to see pictures of the house as we purchased it, click below for some before shots:
At the end of the day, I'll really miss this house. It was an amazing first home and has been such a great experience -- both Dave and I definitely had to learn how to take care of a home and we were incredibly lucky to start with such an easy one. So while I'm excited to see what the next few months brings us, it's not without some hesitation and some heaviness of heart.