Friday, January 11, 2008
HOME SWEET HOME
Well, today was an exciting one for us!! We got the house we were hoping for!! We close in about a month, so we are pretty excited about it! I took a few pictures of the outside of the house when we were in Washington so I thought I would put them up.
Now... I know it doesn't look like much from the outside, but we are SO excited for the plans we have for updating it before we get to Washington in April. I will tell some of our ideas of the pictures we have and what we are going to do. FIRST... we are having the siding repainted. I need to decide what color!!! The windows and trim are going to stay white. When I told Lori about it today, she teased me about who is going to make all these decisions... I am prone to be a little slow on the decision making- so what better way to brainstorm than to ask some of my blog readers?? So here is the poll... what color should we paint the siding?
There is a little bit more of a close up of the siding in the front of the house. The roof needs to be cleaned, but its tan. The brick right under the siding is what used to be a garage, but they closed it up to make an extra room. We are going to dig that back out and put the garage back in. I'm thinking white garage doors, I really like the white with the brick to brighten things up.
There is the other half of the front again. There is a little pathway that goes along the front of this half to what is now the drive way.
Here is one of the side views. This is another area of siding that would be painted, and we would get rid of all those wires hanging around. Not quite sure what that is about...
This is the side view of the front with some of the front yard. We are going to get everything with the house how we want it before we do much landscaping, but we are going to get rid of a couple of the trees that are right by the house and some big bushes at the front of the yard that you can't see here.
This is one of the back corners. The deck upstairs comes out from the kitchen/dining area. The doors downstairs go into a second living room and an office/extra bedroom. Our plan for the basement is to get it ready to rent out to young couples or something. There are 2 bedrooms, living room, and bathroom down there, and this would be a good little carport for the renters. That is just an idea we have for now.
Those are all the pictures I have for now. I'm sure as things progress Charles's Mom will be taking more pictures. She is project manager while we are here :) Anyway, we are really excited about it! There is a lot we want to do to the place inside, and out, but if all goes as planned, it will be ready for us to move in early in May or June!! What an exciting summer we have to look forward to!!
Now... put your votes in for siding colors- I NEED IDEAS!!