August 20, 2015
Things have been exciting around here these days! We were house hunting for about a month, and we hadn’t been able to find anything that fit all of our criteria until we found The Property a few weeks ago.
It has several acres of land that includes an orchard with about 50 trees. I’ve always had a fascination with orchards, so that is so fun! The Property also has a small barn for a horse that we hope to have in the future. And a large shop for hubs to work in. The number one reason we are selling our current home is because we desperately need more space for our growing business.
The house is a cape cod style home in need of a serious face lift, which was exactly what we were looking for. It has good bones and a cute shape, but it needs some new colors and details added to give it more character.
The kitchen is one of the first renovations that we will tackle, and I cannot even tell you how excited I am about it. I am pinning all the pins and have so many thoughts about it, I can’t even sleep. It’s ridiculous. I am in love with the brick (it will probably get white washed), and the kitchen is actually a pretty good size. I can’t wait to make it feel like our’s.
Before we move in, we’re planning on working on the family room (lots of painting). I’m not sure yet how I feel about the fireplace. The mantel for sure needs to be lowered. The floors in the house are mostly hardwoods that are in really good shape.
The Property includes this mini greenhouse. How fun is that? I feel like I need to start being more of an outdoorsy, garden-loving person to live here. I love working outside but haven’t had time for it the past few years. I hope to change that.
The Property is about 30 minutes away from where we live now, which is a bit further than we wanted to be from most of our family and friends, so we will be driving a lot more than we do now. It’s in a really pretty area surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and horse farms.
We are planning on moving in October and will have so.much.work to do! But we feel like we’re ready to tackle something this big. Ask me in a few months and I may have a different opinion though! There are so many trees and overgrown shrubs that needs to be taken down. The whole property just needs a lot of loving care and attention.
We feel so grateful for the opportunity to live here and make this place our home! And I’m so excited to share the journey with you guys on the blog. Look out for lots of before and after house makeovers coming up!
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