I’ve got a slew of before pictures to show you of our new home, affectionately known as “the blue house.” But, first, I thought it might be helpful to show you the floor plan. Plus, I’m way too tired from all the cleaning and painting we’ve been doing lately to sort through all the before pictures I’ve taken. #Imapitifulexcuseforablogger #handcrampsfrompainting
I whipped up this quick little floor plan over at Floorplanner.com. Floorplanner.com just might be my new, most-favorite website. You can take the dimensions of rooms and lay them out just like they exist. Plus, I could see how it would be really fun to dream up new floor plans effortlessly with this handy little tool. It’d be a huge improvement over the notebook paper I usually use.
But I digress. I present to your our mostly-to-scale floor plan:
I didn’t include most of the doors and windows on the floor plan for security reasons, but there are a couple of interior doorways I’d like to point out. You’ll notice one leading from the kitchen to the living room and another from the kitchen to the dining room. The foyer is completely open to all of the rooms (and the forgotten hallway leading to the guest quarters, oops), so this makes for an easy traffic circle from all of the most-used spaces. I’m in love.
Another thing worth noting is our gigantic master bedroom. This room is probably twice the size of our previous master bedroom, plus it has a fantastic walk-in closet! We set up our bed in here the night we closed, and this room was the first to be painted. We’re so thankful to have our bed again. The master bathroom isn’t huge, but it’ll work just fine for now.
We also finally have a laundry room! It’s a huge improvement over our previous laundry space. We were so excited to set up our washer and dryer, but after four loads of laundry our washer gave out on us. It was not a happy time, as my mother would say. We’ve since ordered a new one, and it’s scheduled to be delivered next week. I’m pretty excited about the upgrade, even if I was practically kicking and screaming all the way to the checkout line. 😉
This house has about 400 more square feet than our previous home, but it feels like all the space is distributed differently. For instance, we had four bedrooms before, but now we have three bedrooms and a sunroom, which will become my office. We had a finished downstairs apartment before, and now we have a dining room and a laundry room. I had a huge pantry, but now I have a huge master closet. While the tradeoffs are worth it, it’s still going to take some getting used to.
We feel beyond blessed to finally be in our new home and to be closer to our family and friends. So far, we haven’t gone a day without seeing someone we love, and that’s worth celebrating.