This is the front. It's yellow and grey. See the driving strips in the garage... tricky to back out on.
Next door? Well next door is where the sidewalk ends. But if you'd like to make mud pies, I think you'll find this lot to your liking.
Up the front walk we go. Why yes, yes the yellow is really cheery on a grey day like today. What's that? Yep, the front porch is concrete. And don't you like the way the steps came out? To the right and left of the steps I planted a ton of bulbs on Tuesday, so there will (hopefully) be something blooming here from spring through the summer. My favorite will probably be the irises from the lake.
Let me get those for us.
Please come in! Go ahead and take off your muddy boots on the tile.
The contractor says to only wear socks on the wood floors through this weekend. The third coat of stain went down on Thursday night...
Yep, this entryway looks right out onto the back porch and the detached garage door.
And if you'll just close the front door behind you (you're letting the cold air in!), you'll see the downstairs powder room, and the bottom of the stairs. Didn't Dusty do a nice job on the tile?
Now that you're in your stocking feet, come in, come in!
Do you like the dining room fixture? The shades can be changed out! Fun, huh? Maybe red for Christmas?
Gosh, it's dim in here. Let me figure out which of these switches turns that on... That's better!
I know, isn't the kitchen AWESOME! It came out so well. I'm so relieved, happy, and excited to spend the next three months nesting and baking cookies and crock pot soups! Do you like the beadboard on the island and the backsplash?
Did you notice that the cabinets on the bottom have a center mullion detail that the ones on the top do? Small detail. And isn't the diswasher cool!
The island in the kitchen came out even better than I could have imagined it. The butcher block countertop is awesome, and I love the little cubby for cookbooks. I think I'm going to get a decorative basket for the top shelf, and make it the junk drawer.
The view of the dining room and living room from behind the island is pretty awesome too.
What's that, you want to see upstairs? Well lets go!
Yeah, the stairwell has like four different windows in it. The high ones will be tough to clean...
The stair rails might be a problem when
we're the boys are moving furniature in on Saturday...
The one downside of this layout is that there is no linen closet in the house. I think we'll eventually get an antique cabinet to put on the wall to the left to use for storing sheets, towels, etc.
The east front bedroom. Now DJ and I are in a debate. I want this room to be the guest room, he thinks it should be the office.
I know! Such great natural light in the house!
Yep, if we put the bed against the east wall, I think it'll work. What did you say? You agree with me? I'll tell DJ!
Yep, it's a Jack and Jill bathroom. Connected to both bedrooms. Pretty handy, huh? It's like an independant guest suite up here! Bedroom, bathroom and office/ sitting room!
We ended up using a different granite in each room. I love the way this came out. Looks like we're missing a light bulb....
Did you see the pocket door? So guests can be here taking a shower, while another could still be using the sink area. They're separated by the pocket door to the right. I absolutely love how much natural light there is in this house. Have I mentioned that yet?
Lets keep going so you can see the west front bedroom.
Yeah, if you look back throgh there is a lot of doors!
I love this room. So much that I want it to be the office so that I can enjoy it more! I think the two windows, one facing south, the other west, remind me of the windows in the room at my Grandma Jan's that we always stay in. I miss staying with Janie.
So yep, the door out this room comes back in right at the top of the stairs.
That was a loop. Did you get that?
Yep, they're front loaders. See when I open the doors.... uh oh. Damn. I think they're in backwards from what I want. The doors in the middle would be a pain in the hiney when shoveling laundry back and forth...