New House Decisions

It was so fun to share the before pictures a couple of weeks ago.  Especially because I know what it looks like now, so going through and posting all of the pictures helps me remember just how much we've done. I mean, it's been almost a year. We have not moved in yet because of all the changes we made. So, its nice to look back and think, oh yeah, thAATTS why  we haven't moved in yet. But, man, I cannot wait to live in our home!

Some of the changes we wanted to make came about quite easily. Others came about along the way.  As I mentioned in previous posts, Rich comes from a family of people who have built houses.  We have some family friends who used to own a general contracting business.  Rich has done work with another general contractor.  Rich's dad used to be a framer.  We sought out these people for their input, and to bounce ideas off of when we were figuring out the floor plan of our house. These men are wise, and have such a vision for how everything will work out in the end.  We are so so thankful for their help.

And again, the layout before:

We knew we wanted to utilize the space a little better, and add another bathroom. We wanted to turn the extra living room into a master bedroom, That would leave the fireplace in an awkward spot, so we took it out.
We took most of the plaster down off of the walls.

The third bedroom, next to the kitchen.
Looking through the wall into that huge walk-in closet!
The front door, and looking into the kitchen.  We had already removed some of the cabinets, and the stove. Look at how little Will is!
The kitchen and third bedroom. The door on the left goes out to the garage, and the door on the right goes into a half bath.
No more fireplace!
From the old master, looking into the rest of the house.

The bathroom, where the walk-in jacuzzi tub was! Allll gone :)

Do you like that extension cord, going through the wall? Yeah, the outside flood light plugged into it!!! Totally legal..NOT! And how about the bars on the windows?