Here’s our little family on the day we bought our house! Daniel and I started looking for a home towards the end of August/early September. We looked at a lot of different houses and nothing really jumped out at us. When one did, it fell through and we were becoming discouraged – fast forward to March and we found a house we loved with a completely different realtor who was 100% better for us than our first!
Our home has 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and a loft. Our biggest must-have was to either have 4 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms with some kind of bonus room or extra space. The second must-have was great schools–fortunately, we are zoned for some of the best elementary, middle, and high schools! We are also excited to have a large open living space and a good amount of natural light which is something we haven’t had in a townhouse.
The house had everything we needed and was in generally good condition, just needed some updating. Before we even moved in, we replaced the floors in the living and dining room, kitchen, and hallway with laminate flooring (Daniel did this all with help from my dad, his stepdad, and my brother). The entire house also got a new paint job (thanks to Daniel’s stepdad and grandad!). Those two things alone made such a HUGE difference! Before I post any renovation/update photos here are the before photos:
I have a little notebook that I carry with me everywhere just in case and in it, I’ve got a punch list for each room in the house of things I’d like to do both short and long term. We’re viewing this house as more of a 5 year home but we have great plans for it and we are so excited to finally have a place that is all our own!