Because almost everyone we love lives SO far away and we totally understand that you can’t just pop over for a visit, I thought I’d take y’all for a tour through our new (4 months old is still new right?) house. Please consider these before pictures as we’ve got a zillion ideas about how we are going to turn this into our rustic retreat here in the Kootenays (I’ll link to my Pinterest page so you can see the house through my eyes).
It doesn’t look much like a dining room without the table. It’ll look gorgeous with a big barn wood style table and some rustic benches and chairs, but for now it’ll just be that room we have to remember to duck in when we chase Carson through (yes, even me!). The living room to the right is an absolute disaster complete with a coffee table for a TV stand, a rug meant for the office and who could miss that gaping whole in our fireplace where the beautiful mantle should be? A work in progress for sure!!!
Now we’ll head upstairs. Here’s the landing at the top of the stairs and the hallway leading to the kids’ bedrooms. The bookshelf that’s there right now is actually for C’s room and the rocking chair is meant for the living room on the main floor. The bookshelf the we bought for the actual space is sitting in the room for things we don’t have a place for yet, otherwise known as our spare room.
Off to the right side of the stairs we have the master bedroom. Our master bedroom is yet another work in progress (sensing a theme here?), which will be much easier to tackle once we finally get our King Size bed.
And all the way down to the basement. Being above ground, our basement gets a ton of natural light and pair that with it’s high ceilings, and it’s really not so bad. It’s quite big with two main spaces. The first (straight ahead from the stairs) will be our family room area and the other (beside the stairs) will become a playroom in a few years and then, eventually, we picture filling it up with a pool table. For now, they are both a big, open mess, which seems to be a recurring theme right now.
Just because it’s one of our favorite parts of the house, I’ll leave you with a shot of our backyard. Aside from a view, a private and treed backyard was at the top of our house hunting list and we are super excited to have found such a perfect oasis!
Thanks SO much for visiting!