Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Think fence. Another house update.

Are you ready? This is what I call "House Tour 2013" at the new Casa Confident.

I'm just going to be honest. I'm not going to blog very much until we move. I know that you 23 big readers of mine are on the edge of your seat, and this possibly saddens you. However, I am about to lose my mind with all that is going on. Every weekend is spent meeting the agent or an inspector or bank loan person. It's a bit overwhelming, there is no time to breathe, and we are about to be juggling two houses. I'm sure you can relate. Plus work. Plus pack. Plus raise a child. Plus go to church. 

Anyway, I'll just hush and start the home tour. My realtor took these pictures for me with her camera the other day while we had the inspection. They are in some random order, so I do apologize.

Above, you'll see our new den/family room area. Nice and updated complete with laminate flooring and old school built-ins. I love the built ins. I hate the wood burning stove, but we can fix that over time. You'll see the double doors? Those lead out to the backyard and the pool.

This is another view of the den/family room looking towards the front of the house. If you go to the left, you are in the entryway.

Bad picture of the kitchen, but you can see it has been moderately updated with nice, crisp painted cabinets.

This is the (very) tiny half bath downstairs, but it does have Corian countertops which is an improvement from the upstairs bathrooms.

This is my favorite space in the whole house. I love the updates and the character! You're looking at the dining room which leads into a formal living room. The formal living room will be my music room. I plan to take up teaching piano lessons again in the front of the house.

This is the "music room" leading into the formal dining room.

Yet another view of the kitchen. The kitchen is HUGE by all the standards of all the homes we viewed. Most of the homes had galley kitchens. We were so excited to see this wonderful kitchen! Add a granite countertop and a nicer backsplash--it will sizzle one day for minimum investment.

At some point in time, I'd love to knock that wall down to have an open entry into the den for better flow. Or perhaps a half wall with a bar area for when people come over? The door to the left leads into the laundry room/half bath.

There's my "pantry" of cabinets. I'm going to miss my actual closet pantry, but this probably has more space. I'm also super excited about the double ovens and drawers for my pots and pans instead of cabinets!

This is the formal entry after you step in the front door. It looks into the "music room" and the dining room.

Oh, I'm so excited to have an actual laundry room!! This is a special treat for me because of the laundry closet that I now have. The door you see on the left goes into the half bath. The shelf you see on the top right hand side is actually above your head (if you were taking the picture). It's a wall that is completely empty. There is currently one shelf. I have plans to put in a wall of shelves to become our "pantry" since we don't currently have one.

This would be our master bathroom. Not very impressive, but we're ok with that. We're just happy to have TWO sinks! As my husband said, we can knock that wall down later to make it more open. At some point, we'd love to add a soaker or jacuzi tub. A girl can dream, but I know it won't be for a really, really long time! Ha!

Here's the master bedroom located on the back of the house. Praise the Lord for a master on the back of the house! It's upstairs, but I'm excited about that, too. Especially since our house was almost broken into while I was sleeping in my bed. I'm excited about being upstairs.

Another view of the music room and dining room. I like how it is a very open floor plan for being built in the 80s.

This is the best picture to show you the actual size of the kitchen except my husband is in the way and so is the inspector. At any rate, you can see, there is a lot of room for gathering around while I cook. What am I saying? While Mr. C cooks! Haha!

Anyway, there have been many different roadblocks as we have moved towards buying another home. We have prayed specifically for wide open doors to walk through for the house the Lord had for us. Basically, everything on this house (after three prior homes) has been wide open! I can't even begin to describe all the perfect details the Lord has worked out. At any rate, one of our last hurdles is the actual repairs on the home inspection. We're praying that they will fix the fence. It need some major repair that would cost us a lot. So if you are praying for us this week, pray specifically that the fence will be repaired! =)

Hope you are having a great week!

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