Well, the time has come.  We are preparing to list our home of almost 18 years for sale.  While I'm excited for what's to come, I still LOVE this house.  It has been just perfect from day one for our family.  And I'm 100% confident it will be just perfect for the next family to come.

Today I'm giving  a tour of the heart of our home - the living room, dining and kitchen.  I've previously shared the master bedroom and bathroom.  You can see them by clicking on the links below.

Master Bedroom

Bathroom / Laundry

Welcome to our home. 

The rooms are surprisingly spacious and are now more of an open concept since we removed the doorway between the two and opened up the adjoining wall as much as possible.  When we moved in, the living room and dining area had OFF-WHITE carpet.  I lived trying to keep OFF-WHITE CARPET clean for 15 YEARS before we were able to put hardwood flooring throughout.  15 YEARS of cleaning up dirty footprints, spilt drinks, kid's puke and Mastiff doggy drool.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my new hand-scraped hardwood floors?

The popcorn ceilings have been removed in each room.  Every piece of 1980's thin, brown trim and doors have been replaced throughout the house and painted a fresh, bright color of white.

You can't tell from the bright sun, but the living room windows have pretty custom wood blinds.

The hallway features old photos of the kids to embarrass them as they grow older.

The dining area in the kitchen has room for the gigantic farm table I insisted I wanted, even though a nice round pedestal table might have been a better choice.  There is even room to add the table leaves when we have family get-togethers.

We added the window bench for extra seating and storage.

And then there's the kitchen.  It's the only room we never really touched over the years other than replacing the brick-patterned vinyl with hardwood.  We replaced the dishwasher a couple of years back, too.

The "old-fashioned oven" (as named by one of our daughter's friends) must be part Energizer Bunny because it just keeps on going and going like it's brand new.

For additional storage and extra counter space, we have this rolling butcher block island in the kitchen.  Our neighbor custom made to perfectly fit in the kitchen.  When we need more room in the kitchen, we just roll it to the garage.   

It's not extra fancy but it's been more than adequate for our family over the years.  Now it's time to pass it on to another family.  House listing coming in the next few weeks.  I'll share more rooms in our home here soon.  Thanks for joining me on my little home tour.

 

 

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