I never did a house tour of our last home mostly because I didn't think anyone cared what my house looked like.
This time around, I am sharing pictures of our house because I know my family is dying to see what it looks like. So, please pardon my lack of interior style and look away if you think it's hideous. You can look else were if you would like to see lots of amazing interior photos that leave you feeling covetous and inadequate.
Over the six years we owned our first home, we were able to make it into exactly what we wanted. Just about every surface in that house was redone by us. From the yard, basement, slate, subway tiles, custom deck, teak wood flooring, and several coats of paint we did it all. Leaving that house was really hard for many reasons. One was because I felt like we had finally got it how we wanted it. Through the six years we discovered our likes, dislikes and overall design aesthetic.
On the upside, we were able to sell our home to Melissa and Chris. They appreciated the work we had done to the house and I know they will love it every bit as much as we did.
Now to North Dakota...
When shopping for homes in ND our pickings were slim. We were truly blessed to find the home we did, and when I start complaining about the wall colors, the slate backsplash, or how masculine the house is I have to remind myself to be grateful. I'll share more on the housing situation soon.
Our kitchen has great tall cupboards, and the microwave is above my head. A step stool is always in the kitchen. We have a fabulous farm sink that is a blessing and a curse. It's great that it can hold a ton of dishes, but it's a pain that it can hold that many dirty dishes. Oh, and the rustic edge on our granit counter tops are fancy, but they hurt when you bump into them. Some of the counter is at my shoulder height.
I love how open the room is, it's a lot like our old kitchen and dining room. When I am washing dishes I can look out at our wide open view and watch the kids in the back yard. I have no plans to put window treatments here. When else am I going to have no neighbors behind me? Privacy is non issue here.