Category Archives: Our Rooms

Meet the basement: before

“I would have to move,” said my cousin’s wife, who has a fear of basements but braved into ours as part of the house tour. She wasn’t the first to find our basement spooky. My mother-in-law also got the “heebie-jeebies.” Our basement wouldn’t have been so freaky if it weren’t for the great dig.


In daylight hours, the basement is actually quite welcoming with a lot of full windows and a walkout door. But that’s just the first tier of the basement. Continue reading Meet the basement: before

Meet the laundry room: before

Partially open to the second-floor landing and with a large eastern-facing window, the laundry room is bright and airy. It’s conveniently on the same floor as the master bedroom and large enough for a folding table.


While we considered purchasing a smart washer and dryer, we weren’t sold on any options and went with a reliable Speed Queen duo and have no regrets. Continue reading Meet the laundry room: before

Meet the kitchen: before

Our kitchen isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty great. There’s a ton of cabinets, a huge island with a prep sink and gas stove, and stainless steel appliances throughout. The kitchen also features a door to a deck which we had connected to our Vivint security system.

When we first saw the kitchen, the most glaring issue was its blinding yellow wall color. Once we fix that, we’ll feel more at home.

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