Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Home Tour...Back Entry, Laundry Room, Pantry
We were so excited to be able to design and have a home built that was perfect for us! So many people talk about how they hated building, and how it is so stressful, and they will never do it again. This was NOT our experience!! I loved it so much! It was so fun. I loved every part. It was so exciting to meet with the draftsman, tell him what we wanted, then see him bring that to life! It was so fun walking through it when it was just studs and picture what it would finally look like. And it was so fun picking out all the details for it...the colors and the sinks and cabinet hardware and lights...I loved it!
Of course, there are always things you can find that you wish you would've done differently. But my changes are minor....things like more lighting on the outside, a pocket door for my closet, more lockers at the back door. But overall, I LOVE IT!!!! If money were no object, I would have loved 5 bedrooms so Noah and Eli didn't have to share. I would have loved a huge porch. A big bonus room. A 6th bedroom for guests. But, of course, money IS an object and I think we did very well using what we had to spend to make our home absolutely perfect for our family!!
There are still things we need to do. Curtains. Hang stuff on walls. Landscape. Pour a sidewalk to our front door. But they will come. So just know we are a work in progress.
One thing I will let you in on before we get started...my house is colorful! I love color! At our last church, we lived in the church pastorium, and everything was beige and neutral. I determined that when I had my own house, I was going to fill it with color. And I made good on that!
Anyway, come on in....we will be coming in through the garage door into our back entry. Ya know, back door guests are best! :)
Here is your view when you walk in my back door. Straight ahead, the master bedroom. To the right, the kitchen. And to the left, the laundry.
When you close the back door, on the wall to the right, is this little message board. I am proudly displaying 2 coloring book pages and Sam's report card (all A's!). I have been changing out the verse monthly. The January verse was Jeremiah 29:11...For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.
And to the left, we have our "mud room" area. One on side of the wall we have some pictures.
Past the lockers is the laundry room.
Past the counters are our appliances...freezer, washer and dryer.
On the wall opposite the counter is another group of paintings I did to display pictures of the kids.
As we leave the laundry room....
And the last thing in this area is the wall leading to the master bedroom. On this wall is our pantry. (I am mortified by how messy it is, so please overlook that!)
And finally, on the wall between the pantry and the bedroom is a gallery wall. I took frames I already had and painted them black, so this was a cheap project!
Whew! Sorry that was so many pictures! Next up, I'll show you my favorite room in the house...the kitchen!!