I have been getting questions about the house, and because I can’t do a lot at once it is taking a long time to get unpacked. Things still aren’t exactly like I want them, but the main rooms are presentable enough to give you a peek at the space with some house photos.
The thing that drew me to this house was the big open space that is the living room/kitchen/dining room. We like to entertain so choppy rooms don’t really work well for us. Also, I want to be able to have line of sight now that we will have a kiddo in the mix! It will be so easy for me to be in the kitchen while baby M is well, pretty much anywhere in the big space. We downsized homes when we moved, but with the big open space it feels a lot bigger. There are also a ton of windows so lots of natural light!
The master bedroom is through the hallway on the right of the photo. I am standing next to the counter/bar in the kitchen and the dining room and front door are on the left.
Front door is next to that blue table on the left. (I also really like that I can see the TV from the kitchen!)
Below, the kitchen is to the left, and back behind that wall where our wedding photo is, is a hallway that has stairs going upstairs to the bonus room, and the laundry room. There is also a mudroom and a desk, and a door to the garage. Out that blindingly bright window is the garage. My next project is that ugly kitchen table. My parents had it when I was a child! The table isn’t in bad shape so I want to paint it, and just find some new chairs I can paint as well and re-upholster maybe. Haven’t found anything I like just get on Craigslist. Also as you can see baby stuff is already taking over!
Next to the Kitchen is the keeping room area, which could have also been breakfast nook, but we already have a dining table plus the bar stools so we thought it silly to have a third eating area and opted to make a cozy sitting space instead. That hallway leads to the other two bedrooms and the second bathroom.
I’m not showing the whole kitchen because well, I didn’t feel like cleaning it up. But there is a big bar that goes across the room and the refrigerator is on the left of the microwave and stove. hallway to mudroom/garage is on the right.
If you will remember from my move in day post, this will give you an idea of what the kitchen space looks like from the living room area.
My next set of pictures will be bedrooms/bonus room etc, that one may take a little longer to do because those rooms are what I have saved for last as far as unpacking goes since no one really sees them.
QOTD: When you move, how long does it take you to unpack? Do you prefer an open floor plan or closed off rooms?
Beautiful! Can’t wait to see it in person!
Danielle @ It's a Harleyyy Life says
love your house! I want that teal cabinet so bad for our living room! I’m sharing my house photos next week even though we have a long way to go. (:
Haley @ Running with Diapers says
I was just starting to make some progress with mine….. until the baby came along. Now I’m destined to get a little bit behind. Oh well.. I’ve got another priority now.
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
The house looks great, Heather! Its been taking us awhile to unpack as well, in addition to painting every room in the house, etc. Question: is that blue table by the front door from Target? I’ve been looking at the same one for awhile now, but was worried about it being poor quality and it falling apart right away. What are your thoughts on it?
yup it’s from target! I mean…it was cheap so it’s not the BEST quality, but I don’t plan on moving it around so it’s been fine. It made it through the move fine so I’m happy with it. I don’t have anything in the cabinets that I really use much so I’m not opening and closing it a lot etc.
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
It looks great Heather!!! I love all the baby touches! That means she’s almost here! And turning the breakfast area into a sitting nook is a great idea! Can’t wait to see the rest of the house! And I am like you…all about the open floor plans!
Karen :0) says
Yay! It’s all coming together! Love that you turned the breakfast nook into a seating area!
I sit there all the time!
I love open spaces because it does make things feel bigger. I feel it’s vital in apartments to take advantage of as much space as possible.
Your kitchen space looks fabulous! What is a keeping room?
lol must be a southern thing? It’s a room off to the side of your kitchen, kind of like a sitting room or second living room but usually smaller and less formal
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
I love your house! We have the same curtains and blue stand from Target!
I may be a bit target obsessed
Lauren @ Lauren's Glass Slipper says
The house looks gorgeous! I especially love the fireplace and kitchen back splash!
Nicole Glass says
No joke- we had that exact kitchen table and chairs and just got rid of them! We found a newer table and 3 chairs at a consignment shop and husband sanded, stained and reupholstered the chairs to look like the table and we bought a matching bench rather than a 4th chair.
The house looks great!!
I have seen that table and chairs SO many times! It must have been the “it” design when we were kids.
Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's says
We moved from our condo to our house when B was 1.5, but both had very open layouts, and I love them! Is the backsplash in your kitchen tile? I love the look of it!
it’s little tiny pieces of glass tile 🙂