We are 5 days from closing! I’ve started to get really excited in the last week, and have expressed to friends and family how eager we are to get moved into the new home. The most common reaction has been, “you’re buying a house?!” We decided on the house and set a closing date so quickly that many friends and family members didn’t find out until we were a week from closing. You’ve got to act fast in this housing market!
I wanted my first post to show the house as it is now and share my plans for the future. It will be interesting to see how I change my mind as we live in the home and my style and tastes evolve.
These were the photos included in the house’s MLS listing. It’s a great space with room for fun improvements. We plan to do quite a bit of painting as soon as we move in. We have sea foam green couches, so the conflicting green in the kitchen and living room has got to go. We plan to paint that space an off-white color to allow for changes (i.e. new couches down the road). I’m not crazy about the blue that’s in both the dining room and master bedroom, but since we want to be in the house before Christmas, it stays for now. We plan to pain the pink bedroom and bathroom a cool blue, and the light blue bedroom will become gray-blue to transform into Johnathon’s office.
Other things I’m not in love with:
- The brown cabinets. The home was built in 2003, and it shows. At some point I’d like to paint all the kitchen and bathroom cabinets and upgrade the hardware.
- The white kitchen appliances. This project will have to happen down the road, but we intend to upgrade the kitchen appliances, as well as the countertops. We’ll probably add a backsplash at that time to really upgrade the space.
- The lack of crown moulding. While this is a lower priority, crown moulding would add luxury to every room. Once each room has been painted we can explore this option.
- The black fireplace unit. I don’t love the idea of ripping this out, but I’d love to look into the possibilities for tiling around the ugly parts.
Other than that, I love the house! It’s a perfect first home and gives me plenty to work with without needing any serious structural repairs (knock on wood!).
I can’t wait to see how it ends up!