I know some of you are getting impatient about seeing pictures of our home. ;) I really wanted to do before and after pictures, but those will have to wait. Filling a home takes time, and I am picky about the things I want in my home. So I decided to wet your appetite a little bit before I make you wait a little longer for the "after" photos.
Here are the pictures of our home on the day that we purchased it, taken by the iPhone.
Our gorgeous entry way. A couple of the things that I fell in love with are the double closets on either side of the door and the beautiful wood flooring.
To the left of the entryway is our formal dining room. There is a gorgeous "chandelier" hanging from the ceiling.
To the right of the entry way is a formal living room. After our offer was accepted on the house, I was thinking long and hard about the rooms and what we would put in them. One day, in church of all places, it hit me that this room would make a phenomenal piano room. I could just picture our future kids practicing in here. :)
Through the formal living room, you walk into the family room, living room, whatever you want to call it.
We have a half bath on the main floor as well.
This picture is taken from the kitchen. One reason we fell in love with this house is the open floor plan, which is great for hosting and entertaining. We also have room for a kitchen table.
Our kitchen is fabulous. I absolutely love the island. However, to answer your question...I know you want to ask it...I do not like the dual colored cabinets/island. I do love all the cabinet space and counter space.
On this floor but not pictured: the laundry room, garage, and pantry.
And just for kicks and giggles...this is one of my favorite things of this house:
I'm really not kidding. I grew up on a farm...on a gravel road. We could hear people coming down the road from a half mile away. We didn't have a door bell, so I really love that we have one now. :)
We are so blessed to have this home. I pray that we can have many people stay with us and we will be able to have many over to fellowship with us. Because everything that we have is not ours. We want to use it to the glory of God.
Come back tomorrow for a tour of the second floor!