New House -- Guest Bedrooms, Baths, Laundry & Office

10/23/2013

Okay, I'm going to stop being a slacker now and I'm going to finish up the house tour I started like a month ago!

In addition to the master bedroom and bath, we have 2 guest bedrooms, an office, and 2 guest baths.

The office and first bath are on the same side of the house as the master.





Right now the office is painted a very dark brown color. It looks pretty much like a Hershey's bar and that definitely is not going to fly in this office because I need to be motivated to work, not to make s'mores. Because let's face it, I love s'mores. You love s'mores. If you don't love s'mores you either were involved in a tragic marshmallow roasting accident or you don't have tastebuds.

But how can I have s'more if I haven't had any yet? I want to be able to channel my inner Wendy Peffercorn in this office, so choco-licious has got to go.


Also, why are there like 400 outlets in this room? Someone should have told the old owners to chillax on the plugs.

Moving on.

In the hall right outside of the office is what we call the hall bath. Currently it holds the litter box so basically it's the cats bathroom. I have plans to change this. In due time.




This bathroom is super tiny. I'm pretty sure at one point this was a half bath and was converted to a three piece. And that the office was a bedroom and the closet was removed to make way for the shower. Just my guess. Either way, if we ever need the office to be a bedroom down the line when we have 18 kids and counting (kidding... or am I?!), we could easily add a closet or some Pax wardrobes. 

I hate this bathroom as is. The pedestal sink is really big and awkward, that mirror is burning my retinas, and once again the tile in this house is giving me the stink eye. I hate that tile. This bathroom definitely has room for improvement.

Right next to the hall bath and across from the master is the laundry room/mud room.


Nothing amazing here. More ugly tile and no washer dryer! YAY!

If we walk through the eat-in kitchen and the living room, on the other side of the house you'll find the two guest bedrooms and the other guest bathroom.

The bedroom on the back off the house is the Green Room. I feel really fancy like I live in the White House and run our country when I call it the Green Room. Pinky up!!




The front bedroom is the Blue Room.





These two bedrooms are the exact same size and have the guest bath in between them. They also have different carpet than the living room (which has different carpet than the master). Don't know what was going on here but the blue room carpet is really badly stained. I can't wait to upgrade the flooring in this house.

Here's the bathroom.



The above photo shows the best true to life colors. Sorry about poor photo quality!




Sorry to sound like a broken record but that tile. UGHHH. Gross. The grout is filthy. I do not like anything about this bathroom besides the window and the size. This room will definitely need a complete redo down the road, with a cheap, phase 1 spruce up asap.

So that's the house! What do you guys think? Has potential but definitely needs some modernizing and sprucing. Don't judge me, I'm about to make a microwave s'more.

xx, Shannon

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New House -- Master Bedroom and Bath

10/16/2013

Crazy past couple of weeks! We threw Aaron's parents a surprise 30th anniversary party (details later!) so I basically was a crazy person for the past month.

Good thing about that was I was ridiculously motivated to get things done around the house!

Before we get to that though, let's finish up this house tour!

The master bedroom and bathroom are on the right side of the house along with the office, laundry room, and an extra bathroom.

The bedroom is a great size! And so is the master bath and closet. 

That chandelier was GONE after the first night! I don't know how people can sleep without a fan?!!!!?


The door on the right leads to a small private porch and the door on the left leads to the porch off of the back of the house.

 Aaron's side of the closet. I AM IN CLOSET HEAVEN.

Nice to have a big bathroom! :)



This shower doesn't look bad from afar, but take my word for it that it needs work. This will be a total reno when we are ready for it!


The bedroom is going to be a little tricky for me because I'm not exactly sure how to really work with the cathedral ceiling. I really want to do something cool as an accent to highlight the tall ceilings!

I also have to confess that I have used push pins and blackout lining to cover the transom windows and french doors -- you know, keeping it real classy over here! Aaron has to sleep during the day so I desperately need to come up with some kind of curtain solution. 


xx, Shannon

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