Welcome to our new house, home sweat home. It’s going to take a lot of sweat equity to transform it into something that feels like us. Want to follow along as we make it ours?
Let’s start from the beginning. As you know, on Dec. 20th, we got the keys to this beauty:
It’s a tri-level located in a lovely little town just outside of Boulder. At 1800 square feet, we think it’s the perfect size for us. The previous homeowners raised two girls here and are now setting sail on a catamaran off the coast of Florida. How’s that for awesome? Come on in, let me show you around.
Most of these pictures are from inspection day so it still had a lot of the homeowners stuff in it, including their dog Moo. We wish we could have negotiated him into closing contract.
Here is the living room, just inside the front entry.
It has real wood floors and a vaulted ceiling (yummy). If you head up the stairs (hello there, blue carpet),
you’ll find the master on your left, adorned with an eerily similar bedroom set as the one we have:
Here is a view from inside the master, it has a second sink and vanity. To the left is a full bathroom (the only one on that level) and to the right is a small walk-in closet. Also, holy robe collection, Batman.
The walkin closet even has a window! I guess I won’t be doing much changing in there.
Here are a few pics of the bathroom:
It’s a tiny space, so it was difficult for me to figure out how to photograph it. In the reflection you can see the tiled shower and it has a tub too. To the right of the vanity is the porcelain throne:
Back out to the hallway, we have two smaller bedrooms on the right and a linen closet at the end.
As for the other bedrooms on this level, one will be Hubs’ office
and the other the nursery! Of course I didn’t take a picture but it’s almost exactly the same in size, color and window placement as this room, with a little walk-in closet instead of the wide one pictured above.
Back down to the main level – If you turn your back to the entryway, you look straight into the small dining area and doors that lead to the deck and backyard. Moo photobombed, he was so excited to have company!
See their table? It’s a bizarre coincidence, but it’s the EXACT table Hubs bought before we were married – with the same slab of mauve-y granite! Check out this pic from our townhome of yore:
We sold ours before the move to Colorado because we knew we didn’t have room for it in our apartment. Plus, that thing is HEAVY. I didn’t want to re-acquire it by buying this house!
To the right of the dining area is the kitchen, stylishly decked with a wallpaper border:
The mystery door on the left is the pantry and the door on the right leads to the garage. I don’t have a picture of this either (it was full of stuff) but it’s an awesome size and just begging for me to build a killer mudroom!
The stairs on the lefthand side of the dining room lead down to a den, or third level. Yay for paneling, more blue carpet, too many cords for electronics, and puny lighting.
Off of the den you’ll find laundry closet (on left), the second 3/4 bath (straight ahead), a linen closet, and the final bedroom (on the right):
The second bath looks pretty similar the one upstairs, with the same flooring and shower (just no tub). I tried wedging myself in there to snap some pics but it was too small. Across from the toilet is another closet, which is really nice. I can’t wait to pretty it up with paint and bins!
The final bedroom is going to be our guest bedroom.
It doesn’t have a closet. Who makes a room without a closet? We suspect that’s why there is a linen closet in the hallway.
Here is another view of the room, with Hubs and their movie collection…
Back up to the main level now. Just outside the dining area is our massive composite multi-level deck. It’s 500 square feet, which is over half the size of our curent apartment. The hulking pergola makes it feel even more of a monstrosity. Hubs fell in love at first sight but I was weary. Bigger isn’t always better and this deck scared me.
In addition, it has a connected walkway to a hot tub, with another pergola (you can see it peeking out in the righthand corner of the above pic). What little there is left of a yard is actually pretty cute and I’m dreaming of a garden. It’s fenced all around too which we are thankful for because it helps to hide our backyard neighbor’s tree house, covered hot tub, patio, and loads more of their stuff. They have a lot of things.
So, there you have it, our new-old little abode. We’ve already made a lot of headway since inspection day! Stay tuned, will ya?