We are supposed to close on the new house this Thursday. It’s a 1940s brick bungalow in one of our favorite parts of town. It’s a really walkable area, so I’m excited to stroll around with our baby once he’s here. This house has already given me a few gray hairs so far (and I’m sure many more to come), but we can’t wait to call it our own.

Meanwhile, I’ve been scouring Pinterest like a looney trying to find some great inspiration for our renovations. We thought going into this that we would re-do the master bathroom and kitchen right away, then work on projects and the guest bath later on. After inspections and what not, our plans expanded a bit and we are going to have to rewire the electric in the whole house and add the master bedroom to the reno list, too. Of course our to-do list is about 300 line items longβ€” we need to scrape the ceilings, do tons of exterior work and some landscaping, and then lots of other odds and ends. 

So with that said, we probably will have to do the master bed/bath and kitchen in phases since we have other things added to the list, too. We would love to have both finished by March, just in time for the baby, but we’ll see what kind of prices we get back from our contractor. 

Here are some inspiration photos I’ve been pinning. Just dreaming. Obviously most of these photos are more elaborate than what we could fit into this house and what we can afford, but we want to take bits and pieces of these inspiration photos and put them into our designs. So excited!



  1. December 7, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    It's adorable! Please think of AGM Imports when you're ready to find those beautiful marbles πŸ˜‰

  2. December 7, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    I love all of the copper accessories in that one kitchen!

  3. December 7, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    Love the light and bright feel of those rooms. Such a great classic look! I wish our previous owners had liked light and bright instead of dark cabinets and tile when they did their renovations, I've been dying to paint our cabinets since we moved in!

  4. December 8, 2015 / 8:51 am

    Your house is so cute! You have such great taste – can hardly wait to see the transformation. Don't forget the 'before' pictures! What a great adventure!

  5. January 1, 2016 / 2:54 am

    Are you in the subdivision near South Windemere? If so, I grew up there and I know what house you have πŸ™‚ Congrats on all the exciting events. I'm not too far behind you with boy #3 due in May

  6. June 5, 2016 / 8:03 am

    do you have pictures of the kitchen that show the complete layout?

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