Last night we put in an offer on a house! It is actually the house from this post. I know we had decided against it, but we just couldn’t stop thinking about it and comparing everything else to it. Yes, the bedrooms are small, but we won’t be living in the bedrooms. The living area is huge and it has great storage. So, who wants to see pictures?
The Main Floor:
There is a really nice kitchen and we are planning on building a breakfast nook into the lighted corner under the window (originally the dining room).
This (originally the living room) will be a large dining room, great for inviting over many people. The Christmas tree will also go here. So what becomes the living room, you ask? How about the “mudroom”?
Someone finished this space into a great media room with a vaulted ceiling. The other wall has a bay window with a bench overlooking the front yard. This is also where the 2 stall garage attaches.
There is a nice work area, plenty of space, and storage in the rafters. It really needs a new door and windows, but we can do that. This door goes out to the spacious backyard.
This is where my garden will be and a couple fruit trees will fit on the other side. There is also a deck.
It doesn’t look like much, but it is nice to have. Now for those small bedrooms.
This is the closet are of the master bedroom. There is room for a queen bed, 2 nightstands, and not much else. There is also another slightly smaller small bedroom that apparently I didn’t take any pictures of. There is also a full bath on this floor.
There is a third bedroom upstairs, AKA our office. The ceiling slopes so tall furniture will not fit anywhere in this room. The window faces west and overlooks the neighborhood, perfect for watching storms roll in.
Upstairs also features this nook. It is about 5’11” at the peak, so it is an unusual space. We are planning on building in a bookcase on the left wall, adding bean bag chairs, and making it a reading nook.
The upstairs has a bathroom with this very interesting shower. Apparently enclosures are optional. But the upstairs closet makes up for it.
It is hard to get a picture of, but it is at least 10 feet deep and will hold a ton of stuff.
The basement is partly finished.
This huge space will be a craft/all purpose room. It may also become a living room. Mostly it is just useful. This connects to the great laundry room.
It isn’t pretty, but it is spacious and will also house my pantry and canning supplies. Mostly, it has a laundry room–such a luxury. Behind that is the shop.
A nice work area, even if it is partly under water. This looks to be an easy fix and if it gets the price down, we are more than happy to deal with a small puddle.
So, that is it. It isn’t huge or extravagant, but it is plenty for us and it is in our budget. We really like it and it is much better than what we have now. Many of the spaces are flexible so it can change with our needs. Now we just have to wait and pray that our offer is accepted. Thank you to all who are praying with us. We appreciate all of you greatly.