This is the longest post of all time, but that's because of all the pictures.So I know I shouldn't let myself get carried away since we still have the inspection to go, but... I feel like we've won half the battle, so I will show you pictures now.
This backyard is one of the main reasons I wanted this house. It is on a corner lot, and it is really quite large. It extends just as far off to the left. Here you can sort of see the nice swingset we've inherited also, which Hallie will love as it has swings and a slide.
This is the playhouse in the backyard. It's about nine square feet inside, and has electrical set up and in the spring/summer you can tell it is landscaped. My girls will be a little spoiled.
This is the first thing you see when you walk in the house, aside from the stairs which you can barely see in the left corner. It is a formal dining, but we may use it as a formal sitting room.
This is the front door, with the stairs leading up (duh). The red room you saw before is off to your left. Devin is probably standing in the doorway to the laundry room to take this picture.
Here is my fabulous laundry room. I get to pick out my own washer and dryer! Watch out Sears, here I come!!
You get to the kitchen through the dining/sitting room, and I am so excited to have a kitchen with cabinets and counter space! We have to get a fridge, and someday we'll have all new matching appliances.
There are four bedrooms upstairs. The master, then the yellow one, and then this pink one and a blue one that is exactly the same as the pink one, so we didn't take a picture. I figure the girls will share until they are in middle school, and then they can decide what they want to do. That means for the next ten (?) years I'll have at least 2 guest bedrooms! Come on over!!
We have pictures of the master bedroom, but it's square and boring, so here is the master bath, you can see it has two sinks and a separate toilet/shower area, which I love. AND it has this, which I love:
Ah, what this back and this belly wouldn't give to be in that tub right now. Sigh.
Down to the basement. It is clearly unfinished, but it allows us a lot of potential to do what we want. I figure we'll put up some walls, epoxy (sp?) the floor, and buy Hallie and Hanna some roller skates. That'll keep em happy till we have lots of money to make it FAB-ulous.
More unfinished basement, we are told this is set up with the plumbing ready for a bathroom to be put in. We're thinking kitchenette somewhere too, so we can have long term guests. Give us ten years, then come on over!!
This is the finished room in the basement, which could be ANOTHER guest room, or an office. We do have to do something to cover up the fuse box, however. There is one more room in the basement which has enough lighting I will probably use it as a sewing room.
Oh yeah, so I get my porch too. And the backyard has a white picket fence. I know it's not a privacy fence, but I always loved the idea of a white picket fence.
And here is the playhouse in the summer time, obviously the owners still lived here then and that is their grill and chair, but can you imagine how great it will look when I plant flowers and put up curtains? Drooling...