Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Empty House Tour

Well today we officially take possession of our new house!  The hubbs is meeting with an attic insulation guy today, but tomorrow starts the real stuff.  Per my itinerary, Friday will include: lots of cleaning by us, moving one car load of china and stemware, meeting with Ackerman Security, HVAC tune up from Shumate, HVAC duct cleaning from Shumate, spraying the yard to kill mosquitoes, re-keying the locks, taping to get ready for paint, and one heck of a trip to Home Depot.  Saturday - Monday will full of painting and installing trim work, and then Tuesday the movers come for all the big stuff.  Whoopee!

Want to see some empty house "before the storm" photos?  We are fortunate that there is not a lot of necessary work to be done, and we can focus on adding character and making it our own rather than trying to just make it livable.  We are relieved that we did not go through with that foreclosure back in December {The House that Never Was}, and we are glad we did not spend an additional $20,000 for the heartbreaker {Loosing a Bidding War}.  We knew it would all work out, and so far we feel this house will turn out to be the right choice.

Front - Good Start for the Landscaping
View of Foyer and Formal Living
Formal Dining
Formal Dining
Kitchen - Open to Family Room
Whoa! Half Bath from the early 90's
So Much Pantry Space! (There's another one  just like this!)
View to Breakfast Room - Overlooks Backyard
Previous Owners Left us a Card and Champagne {How Sweet!}
View to Kitchen from Family Room - With our 4-legged Kiddos
Family Room {I'm thinking  BUILT-INS, aren't you?}
Master with Vaulted Ceiling
Master Bath {this reno is on the 5-year plan, but those sconces may be ASAP}
Big Walk-in Closet
Upstairs Hallway
Bedroom #2 {a nursery maybe next year?}
Bedroom #3 {for kid #2}
Bedroom #4 - Guest Bedroom
Bedroom #5 - My Office
Upstairs Hall Bath {On the repaint list}
Downstairs Bath
Backyard with a House for Jackson


  1. Love the new house! Landscaping out front is great. Hardwoods = beautiful! great kitchen with STAINLESS and GRANITE! A few questionable paint colors but an easy fix. The wall by the staircase is a little odd, but probably looks better in person. If not..just knock it out! Looks like a HUGE house. Where is it exactly?

    1. The paint is a little icky for sure - BUT luckily they went neutral before we bought it. Now that I'm painting I have discovered little remnants of gold, pepto pink, burgundy and hunter green...just on the first floor! {And yes, staircase wall at dining is odd and structural. However, maybe it can change to a more decorative looking column one day!}

  2. WhooHooo! Congrats Hun! This house looks amazing and I can't wait to see the transformation....knowing you it will be nothing short of fabulous!

    1. I'll post some painting progress soon. I forgot how annoying painting was - it is taking forever!

  3. LOVE IT!!! What a beautiful place! My favorite room/caption: "Bedroom #2 {a nursery maybe next year?}" hahaha! YAY!