Welcome to Our New Home: House Tour 2020

I relish the rare moments when the house is clean, somewhat decorated, and ready for photos! We haven’t had the pleasure of many visitors here yet, but most of our time is spent within these walls and I LOVE it! Since our house is brand new and we’re only in our 3rd month here, everything is still sparkly—enjoy the tour while I make you some tea!

Welcome to the entrance hall! We’ve got a giant coat closet and boot tray for all your winter gear right by the front door, followed by a guest bathroom perfect for washing hands. The stairs are just opposite for easy access to the 2nd floor.

We really like that this hall doesn’t take away from any of the actual gathering space.

Open Concept Living

The main floor is filled with gathering spaces. It’s an open concept floor plan, so the kitchen / dining / living areas are defined spaces without dividing walls, making it feel huge to us. The flood of natural light comes from a sliding door that goes to our deck and backyard, and an almost 8ft window we fitted with custom bamboo shades.

We spend most of our time here in the living room with our cozy couch, and the giant window where we see spectacular skies (and for reals, construction of our neighbors’ houses). The heirloom coffee table we inherited from Jeremy’s grandparents is also a treasured staple, serving everything from LEGO’s, cars, chess, puzzles, and the occasional movie on a tablet device. I love how spacious this room feels with 9 foot ceilings!

Here’s what it looks like from the corner by the stairs opening onto the kitchen / dining. You can catch a glimpse of our rustic dining table, and the linen curtains hung high that pool to the floor.

So much cabinet storage and counter space in our new kitchen! I love being able to prep food at the island and serving it to the kids right in front of me all lined up on the stools. The ghost chairs are my favorite! Extra seating without taking any visual space—especially since there’s just enough room between the row of counter chairs and the dining bench.

I like that the kids are within my view as I’m busy in the kitchen, and that the garbage disposal button is safely tucked in a lower cabinet of the island. The door by the fridge is our pantry. I also love the kitchen layout where everything is within easy reach when I need it, and has a natural flow. There’s enough room so I can gather all my ingredients and tools on the counter, prep things in the sink easily or throw it on the stove or oven, and then clean everything just by turning. You can also get a peek of the mud room (cove) which leads to both the basement, and the garage for easy towing of groceries from the van.

My sister wanted to see more of the appliances hidden behind the island, so this is for her 😉 We love having a gas range stove (though it needs to be cleaned more often than our old electric one), and everything brand new so it is in pristine working order and cooks food so quickly! Cooking is challenging for me, but this kitchen has been a big help in making me hate it less, haha.

Top Floor

The top floor contains all 3 bedrooms (including a Master bedroom with its own attached master bath and walk in closet), a main bathroom with a wall of storage shelves and plenty of cabinets, a laundry room, a linen closet, a hallway, and this beautiful loft.

The above pic was when we first moved in to give an idea of the size / scale, and for our favorite view that we have left of the mountains from this loft window. The pic below is what it looks like more recently, a place for the kids to hang out, play, watch movies, and read!

Welcome to the laundry room, one of the warmest / coziest rooms in our house! Photo was taken when we first moved in. We have plans to add some shelving and a rail across the wall so I can hang-dry some clothing on it.

Above is L’s bedroom where she does distance learning at her teeny desk that needs to be upgraded, makes crafts, and reads like the cute little bookworm she is. Not pictured is her closet.

Unfinished Basement

The unfinished basement has daylight windows (lots of light so it doesn’t feel like a cave), and is prepared for a small bedroom, bathroom, and a gathering space. We laid carpet remnants down and set up tents for our guests with a space heater and Christmas lights.

To be continued

I’d like to include more pics of the 2nd floor as soon as I have them. We haven’t quite moved in / organized the bedrooms to where I’d like them to be yet. In January we plan to add one important piece of furniture so it would be nice to include that. Will update this with a link then!

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