The House {before we bought it}

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By popular demand I am skipping over our house hunting story, why we chose to work with a realtor, and everything else in between and going right to pictures of the house we bought...before we bought it.

This house was not really on my radar...the pictures online didn't do much for me and there was nothing about it that I really "loved" other than the location. That was, until we toured the house for the first time. The house in person met everything on our check list except for two things, but both of those things we were able to work around without much difficulty (more about that later...)

Here we go... Welcome to what would soon after become our home!
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You walk in the front door to "deep" slip entry - there is lots of room and a closet! The floor tiles are 12"x12" so you can get an idea of the space...

The as you go up the stairs you enter the open concept living room, dining room and kitchen. The patio doors at the back go out to a HUGE deck while the master bedroom, main bathroom and what would become Little Dude's room are off to the left of the stairs.
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The ceilings are vaulted at the window in the front of the house and above the front entrance making the space feel much bigger and very open - I am crossing my fingers that my huge Christmas tree while make a re-appearance this year with this vaulted area being in front of the window. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
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A good size kitchen was a must on my list...this one was more than I had hoped for!

And then we saw the deck. It was love at first sight for The Mr., it has tons of space, unlimited BBQ/Patio fun potential and railings/gates to keep Little Dude in. A big deck wasn't even on our list of "must haves" but what an awesome bonus this was!
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Enter the main floor bathroom... there was really nothing I didn't like here but I wasn't (and am still not) in love with the vanity. It's high on the "to do list" in terms of house projects.
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The Master Bedroom. It's a good size and had lots of potential. The decorating style was 100% not my style, but the fact that it was nicely kept left me with an open mind and immediately visualizing how I would decorate it to suit The Mr. and I.
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Little Dude's Room. It was one to an older little dude...nothing bad, but not Little Dude's style. And yes, of course he has a style! haha
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Now that we have turned the upstairs, let head down into the basement.

When you get to the bottom of the stairs you walk into a family room/rec room area. From here there are two more bedrooms an office and a half bath with laundry combination. The closet doors you see house storage areas with shelves as does the space my brother is looking in next to the stairs. when we went down stairs our eyes lit up with thoughts of storage solutions, place for guests to visit and tons of playroom space for Little Dude. To put it in perspective for you, the house (which was really a cottage we called a house) we were living in had two closets in total plus one small half closet in the front entrance big enough for some coats and shoes only. This place seemed like storage heaven!
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The Montreal Canadien Room. We nick named this room the moment we saw it since the paint colours seemed to be chosen by a huge Habs fan. Colors aside, it's a huge bedroom!
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The Office. The Mr. works from home now and then so this space will definitely be put to good use.
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The Gym Bedroom. Another good size bedroom with a closet and all (again, this closet in every room idea is new to us, haha)
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And last but not least the downstairs bathroom and laundry combination room. 
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Now that you've seen the house, have watched my instastories and are getting to know my taste can you guess what we've kept and what we've changed so far and the things that might be on our "to do list"?

Let me know what you think...and if you care to share any of your design tips and tricks, they are more than welcome!

My shoes for that: Keds women's CHILLAX sneakers
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12 comments:

  1. love it but cant wait too long to see what you did with it!!!! Don't keep me waiting too long lol.

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  2. Totally get the whole seeing potential instead of a finished product. Hubs and I repainted every inch of our house.

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  3. What a beautiful home! Congrats! I can't wait to see your changes:)

    Kelly

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