Friday, March 28, 2014

Our New House: A Tour!!

** After TONS of texts, Facebook messages, and emails, let me clarify something. These pictures were taken by the previous owner's realtor and all the decor/CRIB/baby items are the previous owners. Chris and I are not pregnant...but I love that so many people are excited for when that does happen! Ha! **

Sorry I have been MIA this week. Chris and I are headed to Connecticut this weekend (on a private jet...eeek!), so I have been scrambling everyday this week to unpack as many boxes as possible! We have some curtains hung, some decorations up, but lots left to do!

But, without further adieu, here is our new home. It was built in 2002 and needs a lot of TLC, but we can't wait to make it our own! The bonus: a corner lot!





















As you can see, the previous owners have already started the updating process. The kitchen has so much room for activity and Chris is already loving that "man cave." And did I mention our commutes to work are unbelievable? Mine went from two hours round trip to 40 minutes round trip. Chris's went from two hours round trip to about 20-30 minutes round trip. We are definitely loving the extra time at home!
A few updates we have in mind:
- Kitchen updates. Stain cabinets, granite counter-tops, new island, stainless steel appliances.
- New floors. I love the coziness of carpet, but let's be honest...Wrigley and Bailey rule the roost and they leave evidence everywhere they go. 
- Rock (limestone) around the fireplace.
- Update guest bathroom and finish updating the master bath.
- Build a cover over the back patio.
Well, there ya have it! Hopefully next week I can snap some current shots of the house. I can't wait to start getting our hands dirty with some updates!
Happy Friday!
*All photos credit of KW Reality. Pictures were taken before we moved in.
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27 comments:

  1. OMG SO BEAUTIFUL! im so jealous but very happy for you guys.

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  2. LOVE it! Can't wait to see the work you do to the kitchen :)

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  3. Congrats on the new home! It's beautiful and looks like you will have some really fun projects coming your way!!! Can't wait to read all about those changes!

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  4. Private jet - how cool! And your home is so lovely, I love all the rugs (where did you get them?) and the pics above the one bed are so pretty! Awesome job decorating!

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  5. LOVE it!!! For a minute it didn't register that these were old pictures and I saw the nursery and was like, "WHAT!?" hahahaha! Congrats y'all!

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  6. Such a cute house!! I can't wait to see what you do with it--it is already amazing :) Congrats on closing!!

    Tori
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  7. I loooooove it!!! My fav has to be the window seat in your master bedroom..and your bathtub is calling my name for a swim ;) Bet Chris already has a spot for all of his deer decor haha Congrats to you two! Can't wait to come visit!

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  8. Looks fabulous!!! So much space in your kitchen! I'm so with you on the updates! We were planning on doing granite in the kitchen asap, but then realized the lawn needed an overhaul first :/ I can't wait for the new countertops eventually :)

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  9. Congratulations Sarah, it's beautiful! I hope you all make many happy memories here!

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  10. Congrats on finally getting the house!!! It looks great and the outside reminds me of a house I rented in college, I miss that place :( you'll have so much fun updating everything, it will be a great way to make the home really YOURS, together :)

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    1. Thanks, Sherrie! We can't wait to 'customize' it! In our last house, it was all already done! Now we can really get our hands dirty!

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  11. Beautiful house! Love that back patio and the huge kitchen! Can't wait to see you make it your own. And so awesome that your commutes are so much shorter!!

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  12. Oh hello beautiful home!! Love the gray in the master!! Can't wait to see all of your touches come to life. Congrats!!

    And we will need the full recap on this private jet!

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  13. LOVE IT!!! Congratulations!! & Those updates will make a world of a difference! It has such great potential!!!

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  14. I love it! I can't wait to see how you decorate!

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  15. Funny story...Stesha texted me this morning asking how far along you were!! Bhahahahaha!! I was like whaaaaaaa? She's pregnant????? Hilarious!! Love the new house and so fancy!! Congrats!!

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  16. congrats, girlie!! so exciting...and safe travels!

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  17. Love it!! Soo spacious!!! Love the nursery haha. Can't wait to see what you do with it all!! The wall colors aren't bad at all either!! Congrats!!

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  18. It's absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! I bet you are SO happy and relieved now that you finally have a place to call home. Can't wait to hear and see your projects along the way as you make it your own! (And I'm honestly loving that color scheme/layout of the baby room- super cute!)
    Valerie
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  19. What a gorgeous home!!! Congratulations!!!

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    1. Thanks, Maggie! We are sure enjoying it :)

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  20. haha! I too thought, what?! Is that their pregnancy announcement? But then saw at the end that all photos were used to sell the house and that it was before you moved in, haha.

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  21. Holy bananas. Hellllo beautiful home! Sarah, it's gorgeous! & that shorter commute to and from work is amazing, and much better to look forward to!

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  22. WOW it truly is gorgeous and nice, big and spacious especially the living room/kitchen/dining room area. I also love all the natural lightning and it doesn't look (to me) like it needs many updates. That master bedroom/bathroom looks big and cozy too. Good luck with everything and I am looking forward to seeing all the changes and making this house - your home!

    Congrats to you & Chris.

    Ada. =)

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  23. Gorgeous!! Congratulations :)

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