Monday, June 17, 2013

An Offer is Accepted

So we've finally done it. We've put an offer on a house. Our first house. We did the research, found the realtor, got a loan officer, were pre-approved, went to open houses and showings, fell in love, had our hearts broken, then found love again. It might not seem like a big deal to someone who may already own their home or who lives in an apartment still, but the road that is taken by the future potential home owner is pretty scary.

The inspector is supposed to poke around on Monday to see if there is any structural damage to the building, so fingers crossed that there isn't anything we can't handle.

Until them, keep your fingers crossed for us and consider this images:

The large yet pretty unfinished kitchen is something we hope to tackle pretty early. I doubt, though, that those posts won't be as exciting as...

THE CAVE a.k.a. the third bedroom and Scott's office. Is the ceiling dripping down towards you? Are the dark wooden walls closing in the space? Not as much as...

The laundry area. It's pretty small. When I say small, I don't mean "I can only wash, dry, hang clothes, iron, and fold thing in there" kind of small. I mean "When you look up 'Small Laundry Rooms', the results don't cut it" small. Nothing in the house could possibly feel smaller than the guest bathroom, though...

PINK! It's so terrible! It's like a mix between this, this, and this (No offense to Miss Piggy, of course)! It's tiny, too. The sink can be used as a desk for any of that important bathroom paperwork you might do because sitting on the toilet puts your knees right underneath. The cabinet above the toilet also makes the ceiling feel about two inches above your head. The one thing that could have been done to avoid this pinkstrocity? NOT painting the exposed drywall brown. It's seriously awful.

In fact, all of these things are so awful that Scott and I have decided not to live with them, but to refinish them. That's right. We're tackling everything from painting kitchen cabinets to gardening, building a closet to tiling a floor, and generally making this house more suitable for the two of us and our two pups, Leela and Samus (Sam Sam).

But we can't do anything till all the paperwork is done, so keep your fingers crossed and eyes peeled for more posts as we try to make this old Kentucky house a home.

1 comment:

  1. looks wonderful!! you guys will have many adventures.