Hello, friends! I have exciting news!
We are buying our first home! Not only are we buying a home, but we are buying my husband’s grandparent’s home. A little 1950’s cottage, that his family has owned since it was built. It’s the home his mother was raised in, and the home he and his sister spent every afternoon after school as kids. It’s not a large home, but one that has so many happy memories shared by his family, I can’t help but smile thinking about raising our little ones there.
I’ve been putting off sharing this for awhile because, to be honest, it needs work. It’s not the largest home (888sq ft on the main floor to be exact!) but it has a lot of potential and a HUGE yard for the kids, which makes it perfect for us at this point in our lives.
Downsizing will also give us the chance to get caught up and start our goal of becoming completely debt free (CAR AND HOUSE INCLUDED!). Not to mention fun projects to share with you along the way!
So here she is! She’s a little rough around the edges, but still has a lot of the original finishes which makes bringing her back to life even more exciting!
If you follow along with me, the first thing you probably noticed is there is no front porch. Believe me, I was a bit concerned at first, especially because you know I love adding curb appeal to every home we’ve been at. But I realized this is a perfect opportunity to create our dream porch. Unfortunately, with all the other work that needs to be done, we won’t have the time to complete it before we move in. But I found some wonderful on inspiration on Pinterest that should work in the meantime!
First thing first, those bushes will need to go! I’ve been thinking of adding an arbor or pergola over the front door to create a more welcoming entrance.
We already plan on lining the house with hydrangeas to add a bit of color and contrast. How gorgeous are these photos I found on Pinterest for inspiration??
We will also be replacing the shutters and adding window boxes to add more character. We just haven’t decided on black or a custom wood look.
Here are few more photos I found on Pinterest for a pergola.
As you can see we have a lot of options lol!
The house does currently have a carport but we plan on turning that into a large covered porch connecting to the backyard.
I’m hoping to find lattice to match the new fence to give the space a light and airy feel.
Adding new house numbers and lighting is also on the to-do list, which seems to get longer every day! I can’t wait to share more with you as we make progress in the upcoming months. I will be adding more photos soon!