I have had a crazy week and a half. On July 28th, Seth and I took a giant leap forward into proper adulthood by closing on our first home! We’re officially homeowners now! Which, honestly, is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time – plus a lot more work than I probably anticipated.
And I love it. 💜
This is our little home.
On the outside, it’s not perfect – there is a lot of landscaping that needs to be done. Home improvement projects, too. The goal is to replace those barely-there front steps with a really beautiful portico, paint the shutters and trim (I’m not a fan of warm colors), and just generally add a little more life and excitement to the façade.
Inside, though, it is absolutely beautiful. My kitchen is to die for. 😍
We still have a lot of unpacking and setting up to do, but we’re making some progress. The kitchen is now fully-stocked, and the living room is coming together beautifully. It’ll take some time, but I’m so excited to make it completely ours.
We ended up purchasing a lot of things for the home – pressure washer, lawn mower, etc. I took it as an opportunity to update our furniture a little bit, too. We ended up with a beautiful new Ikea Vittsjö coffee table, and just ordered an adorable (and comfy!) new sofa for the living room/office.
Yeah – that’s the only major downside to the house is that, at the moment, I don’t have a dedicated “office”. There’s an office nook upstairs, but it’s got this giant built-in desk that definitely isn’t my style. A coat of paint, maybe, would make it workable, but I just don’t know if the space is really what I want as an office.
So for now, my office is in the living room. I ~ may ~ end up turning the dining room into an office. I haven’t decided yet, but I know I really need a dedicated space for me and my work. 😕
There’s still quite a bit of work to share as I keep pushing forward and making the house “home”. I plan to keep sharing home updates as I work to get it exactly where I want it to be.