Wednesday, March 02, 2011

House Tour

Well, really more like a partial house tour. We're going to take a look at the living room and kitchen, the spare bedroom will be excluded because of things being moved in there out of the back room in preparation for the big reno. And the rest of the house will be on the docket for a little later this week. But without further ado...

Willkommen to our house! This is the view from the front door when you first walk into the house. You step immediately into the living room, no fancy entryway here.
This is the rest of what you see when you walk into the house. That's the bathroom door that you're seeing directly ahead, yeah, it's a little awkward, but what are you going to do?
  The other side of the living room looking from the kitchen.
From the living room you can see into the kitchen. There actually used to be a wall with a small doorway exactly like the hall doorway leading into the kitchen, but back before we got married, Jake, his dad, and my dad all got together and tore that sucker down. They also put up that header to ensure that our ceiling was still nice and secure. I'm still trying to dig up some old before pictures; I'll be sure to put them up if I find any.
Here's another picture of the kitchen. The stove is hiding behind the fridge on the left hand side, not the most energy efficient, but it's what we've got for now. The cabinets in the kitchen are actually new too, well, new to us at least. When Jake bought the house back in 2006 the kitchen had some "lovely" baby blue cabinets, and they were only along the wall that the sink is on. Not much in the way of storage or counter space. Thankfully, we have a wonderful friend who flips houses for a living and he was taking these out of the house he was working on at the time and told us we could have them for free! Score! A big THANK YOU goes out to Jason for helping us get rid of those baby blue monstrosities! Over two years later we are still so very thankful to have these cabinets, and the only adjustment we had to make was that there weren't enough upper cabinets, so my dad built us the two open cabinets and matched the wood as best as possible.We still need to get a real counter top sometime, we have a "temporary" one that's been on there for about 2 years now. It's in the plans right after we renovate the back room and re-roof the house, and probably do one or two other projects that we don't even have planned yet. But we'll get new counter tops some day.

Well, that's it for the first two rooms in our house. I love how open these two rooms are now that there's not a wall separating them, it really makes the whole house seem so much larger. Be sure to check back for the rest of the house tour coming up later in the week!

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