With the baseball season behind us, we are now focusing our energy on selling our current home so we can start the building process. I don't want to wear everyone out with house posts, but it's a big thing going on in our lives, and I really want to document it all along the way. I still need to tell the story about how all of this came to be, but first, I am dying to share photos from the "spec house" we are using as a model.
This is the exterior of the home. We will have a side entry garage, so there will be windows where the garage door openings are. The reason for this change is to add a little square footage to the upstairs bedrooms and some natural light into the garage.
This is directly inside the front entrance. I love the two-story foyer and open floor concept!
Just to to the side of the foyer is the dining room. This is looking back toward the front door if that helps give you a better idea of the layout.
Here is a look at the dining room as you enter the house. I want to show you this because you can see how it connects to the kitchen, which is the next stop on our little tour.
I'm going to be honest and say that cooking/kitchen duty is my least favorite activity, so I wanted my new kitchen to be more open so that I will feel less isolated while I am working.
Again, here is the picture from another angle (standing in the dining room) so you can see how it opens up into the breakfast nook area and family room.
Here's a wider view with a picture taken from the breakfast area. Along the far right wall you will see two doors, one is open and one is closed. The open door leads to the laundry room and garage while the closed door is a coat closet.
So...back to the master bedroom. Having a split floor plan or first floor master was major "must-have" for me. Right now, we are across the hall from the kids and that gives us no privacy. The other day, I jumped out of the shower to find that the bathroom door and bedroom door were wide open. Had the kids had friends over, it would have been a very compromising situation, yall.
Once again - same room different angle. This is the only room that I'm having a hard time visualizing in my head in terms of furniture placement. That's another post for another day, but I can't decide if I want to put the bed between the windows or if I want to put it along the back wall you see in the photo above.
Here's a picture of the master bath.
It has a soaker tub, which I am ridiculously excited about! Eric on the other hand is looking forward to this walk-in shower. For the first time in our married life we will share a closet, so pray for us. Haha! Worry not, it's large enough to work.
That wraps up our look at the first floor, so we will head upstairs where there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and bonus room.
The quality of this photo is really not up to par, but I wanted to use it for a reference. It is from the family room looking upstairs. To the immediate right of the catwalk is Ellie's bedroom, and to the left is the hall bath and a little hallway that leads to what will be Eli's room and the bonus room.
Here's a quick look at Ellie's room. It will be several feet larger but will otherwise look identical to this.
Here's their bathroom upstairs.
And this is Eli's room, which will also be a few feet larger.
The kids are most excited about the bonus room/playroom/man cave located over the garage. I won't lie. I'm pumped too because I am so tired of not having a place for toys and all the little extras that need a place to live! I have a feeling this room will get a lot of use as we head into the tween and teen years.
There you have it....the gist of what our home will look like. I didn't post pictures of the hall bath or laundry room, but I'll let your imagination run wild. Ha! I have been decorating in my head for months and I can't wait to share my ideas with you so you can watch as it becomes a reality.
I'll try not to over post, but if I do, please know that it is with such humble joy that we get to experience this process. I am overwhelmed with gratitude at the Lord's blessing on our family and this house is just a tiny piece of what he's done for us.