Happy Humpity Hump Day!
Lots has been going on over in Mama du Jour Land.
In addition to baby wrangling on a daily basis, Dave and I put an offer in on a house and it got accepted! Weeee!!!
We’ve been doing the mortgage paperwork all day, every day ever since and things have been pretty hectic with all that business going on. So about this house, it is our perfect dream home minus the 1970’s ugly interior. I’m not even kidding you when I say it has brown newspaper print wall paper covering every square inch of one of the bathrooms ::puke::
Here’s the house. It’s a flat ranch with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It’s just the right size for our 4 person family! And a super bonus is that we got it for super cheap, which means extra moola for Euro-tripping! Paris next summer, anyone?!?!
I’m not a huge fan of the all brown exterior, but it’ll do for now. Dave and I are crazy about the Fixer Upper style for interior design. We are going to renovate the kitchen and bathrooms, and add new flooring, paint, light fixtures, and trim. It’s going to be a long journey until the finish line, but it will be well worth it.
I have always wanted a white kitchen. It makes the house seem extra light and airy. Ever since we got our offer accepted and a confirmed closing date, we’ve been researching design ideas and as much as it is fun, it is also the hardest thing ever! There are so many beautiful kitchen design ideas out there and it’s hard to pinpoint just one style and design that we like. I am trying to incorporate different styles but I am kinda afraid it will turn out to be a hot mess of everything out there.
Here’s what I’m thinking so far:
I love everything about this kitchen from the hard ware to the subway tile back splash. Not digging the dark floors.
I love the contrasting island in this kitchen BUT- am I going to be saying “What the hell were we thinking?” in 10 years when it goes out of style? Any interior design experts out there to answer this question for me?
I love the shelving in place of traditional cabinets and the cascading marble on the sides of the island. LOVE.
So, lots of ideas for kitchen inspiration. We are 98% sure we’re going to go with an IKEA kitchen because they have the design we like, are more affordable, and after researching it a ton have learned that they are highly rated.
All I need now is an interior design expert to come to my house and tell me what to do, because making these kinds of decisions can take me up to 1.5 million light years.
Joanna Gaines, if you are reading this right now (which I am almost positive you are), please see my contact page and get in touch.
But seriously though, what are your ideas? I have a blank slate to work with and it’s just overwhelming! It has to be perfect!
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