Sunday, April 3, 2011

The House Tour

I know so many of you are waiting in much anticipation for an official tour of our house so let's get to it.  These photos were all taken before we officially moved in, so nothing had been changed yet, yes we actually bought this house like this.  WARNING! - Ugly Paneling Ahead!!  Viewer discretion is advised.

Up First - Our Living/Family Room - Exciting I know, we do however love the fact that the family room is open to the kitchen, we love the open feel and it makes a small home feel much bigger than it is - plus for us, let's ride the bus.

Now, maybe the most retro part of the house - The Kitchen.  This baby is chock full of knotty pine goodness and mis-matched paneled walls complete with faux wood countertops and a faux granite backsplash - this room had us at hello.

 I never knew how controversial knotty pine cabinets are.  I had several people give me lectures on why not to paint knotty pine, not because it's difficult or the fear of the knots showing back through again but I have discovered there are actually people out there who love the look.  I even found this website (which is actually pretty cool) that pays homage to the old look of knotty pine.  Were these people able to sway my decision?  Stay tuned.

If you look closely you can see the cabinet over the stove is actually paneling instead of real wood - tricky

Moving on to the Master Bedroom -aka The Cave, who doesn't want to sleep in a room covered in floor to ceiling paneling?

Off of the Master Cave is our Laundry/Storage/Walk-In Closet/Half Bath, I don't think we have enough doors in this tiny space...
To the right of this space is where our closet sits

First words from Justin about this space - "This bathroom is disgusting!" - not a comment on cleanliness but the actual aesthetics.

Had to give you a close up of our groovy retro vinyl
We have two more bedrooms, the first will end up being some sort of guest room/office/playroom/craft room (let's call is multi-functional) and the second will be Silas' Room

And finally our luxurious Full Bathroom, it has a nice spa-like feel....sure - but it's not quite as throw-back retro as some of the other parts of the house and it is totally functional and meets it's purpose so we couldn't ask for anything more.

So there you have it, our little home.  We love it, the last three days have been wonderful here and we are so excited to continue working on improvements.  


  1. Looks really nice! I like the bigger kitchen. That will come in handy for stromboli nights!

  2. Yes, the kitchen is nice and I really do love that everything is open to the family room, it's not like our old house where I was always two rooms away from everyone.

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