My House... Worth Every Penny!

>> 8.31.2009

Things are crazy over at my house (and I mean CRAZY!) so I thought it would be a good time to remind myself that I didn't just get myself into a giant mess, but made a great investment in my dream home (well, my dream for a first home).

I promised some pictures, but with all of the changes going on right now, I can't do a full out tour. So to hold you over, here are a few of my favorite features that came with the house:

See that flooring underneath those paws? Yep, it's hardwood and we love it!

NOT MY HOUSE! But it is less than a mile down the road from my house and selling for over $600,000. That's right, I played it smart and found a steal of a deal in a really nice neighborhood. My neighborhood has a mix of condos and single family homes so I get to enjoy this beautiful section while still affording my monthly mortgage payments.

Speaking of location- check out the peaceful park I have across the street! It's the perfect place to go walk my dog in after work. There are even cute little picnic tables overlooking the hills and a sunset view!

I just can't get enough of the location at this place!
Time from my driveway to sitting in this park eating a delicious picnic dinner: 10 minutes

Hey, I told you it was crazy over here! I know this mess might make me look like a clutter maniac in need of a Clean House intervention, but this garage is seriously saving my sanity right now. I don't know what I would do without an extra place like this to store my stuff while I work on the house!!
Unlike some of the yet-to-be-shown "features" of this house, the energy efficient front load washer/ dryer makes me feel like I'm living in 2009!
A backyard oasis? Not quite yet, but with the deck and the
private green surroundings, there's a lot of potential to tap into. Plus, The Pup really enjoys herself here (she loves running to the back fence and barking at the deer).

A fireplace! I can't wait to slap a mantle on this baby. I'm thinking it might need to be painted though to fit into my style. Thoughts?
So you might have noticed that the kitchen/ bathrooms were not included on the "worth every penny" list... come back tomorrow to check out some of the "equity opportunities" (nice way of saying ugly things) that I *get* to tackle :).


stacy di August 31, 2009 at 6:09 PM  

looks like you've got the location thing down! I'm impressed! Can't wait to see the rest...

I wouldn't paint the looks like a nice neutral brick...maybe get a mantle on there, and see what you think...

leanne August 31, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

How exciting! Can't wait to see more pics. So fun! And you have made a wise investment, great work! So happy for you!

thereddeer September 3, 2009 at 6:29 AM  

Looks lovely - congratulations!

Kim at Yellow Brick Home September 7, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

Wow, beautiful location. I agree with the fireplace - depending on what color you paint the walls, it could look very light and airy with a mighter paint color, or more dramatic and warm with a shade darker.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog September 8, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

Kim- I just had a friend come over and say how much she loves the brick. I think I'm going to try to make the brick work and then go back and paint it if it isn't working. The tough part is picking out the paint!!

Anonymous,  November 19, 2009 at 8:45 PM  

I’d weakness to ordeal that too!

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