The Kitchen. I love the big wrap-around bar where the girls eat their breakfast and where you can make a couple pizzas without getting (all the) flour on the floor. One side of the sink is humongous--it's perfect for soaking big casserole dishes and babies. But not at the same time. The pantry-esque thing in the middle is very cool, but quite deep. I'm trying to think of some creative ways to store cans in there so I don't have to try to reach all the way to the back.
Next to the kitchen is the breakfast nook. This is a very kid-friendly room. Maybe not so much kid-friendly as anti-adult. We don't have a table for this room yet and the light fixture is constantly threatening to bang heads. It makes a good skating rink when combined with socks.
Family Room. Ha! Just another room we walk through to get to more important places. This is about how much furniture it has. Someday we hope to (cough, buy a couch) mount the tv over the fireplace, thereby freeing up the living room to become the office. But until that day, the new frieze carpet super soft and comfortable. It's a great place for cartwheels.
The Dining Room. The swinging door to the kitchen reminds me of a restaurant. I really love that we can fit our WHOLE dining room table in it, with the leaf, enough to seat our family, my brother's family, and my dad on one occasion (with a few folding chairs and benches pulled up).
The Living Room. Currently being used as the TV room. It's in the front so when people come over, it's like, "Welcome to our home, would you care to watch some TV?" It's just right there.
The Master Bedroom. It has another window on the left wall that would be great as a reading nook with an armchair and an ottoman. Look for that Spring 2015!
The Master Bath. Huu raa! I love this room. It is so pretty. And it has a skylight! (So when I'm putting on my make-up, I can actually see what it looks like! Imagine that. I used to find out from my visor mirror (too late) that I had on way too much) One thing about this bathroom is that it doesn't have a tub. It's unusual but I'm okay with it, why do I want to sit there stewin' in my own filth? No offense, bath people. I'm glad the previous owners chose more important things to use square footage on, like closet space. Speaking of which, through the bathroom is the closet, where what I've always suspected became blindingly apparent. My husband has more clothes than me. Not just a little. Three times!
The Bonus Room/Play Room/Office/Sewing Room. With this room and the kitchen, we're set. This is where we spend all our time. And then when it's all a mess, we close the door. Another plus, the second staircase leads from this room down to the kitchen. Which means we can adjourn there for snacks without tromping through the hallway and waking up the baby.
The Backyard. It's not huge, but it's private and has lots of soft grass for running around. Sadly, it doesn't look like my dream garden is going to happen here. I am planning to plant a peach tree in the front and do whatever I can in containers. Maybe I'll look into a community garden, too.
And there you have it! That's our new house and we LOVE LOVE LOVE it!