Monday, July 30, 2012

Tour of the Batcave

It is so exciting when you buy your first house.  Actually, I'm sure its exciting every time.  Then you realize all of the bad things.  Packing, its never-ending and so hard to stay organized instead of just throwing everything into a box. Unpacking, its great having help but they end up putting things places where you will never find them again and ask you questions the whole time, I have yet to find my pasta strainer and I'm Italian..I need it!  Then, when you're all settled in, you want everything to look perfect. Perfect doesn't come right away.

Our House!

I had tons of dorm room quality things that I had acquired through my college years.  Most of those things weren't worthy of keeping.  We had to buy so much and ended up getting some just for now furniture.

Our house was vacant when we first looked at it.  We had to envision everything with our belongings and its really hard to imagine furniture that you don't own yet.  Considering that we had to start from scratch, we've come a long way!  Let me show you what we fell in love with...

Living Room
Our living room was so hard to figure out!  We only have 1.5 useable walls for furniture.  Its a really big room but its long and narrow.  More to come on that later.  How about those curtains...eek.

Our deck is pretty big and I love our patio below with the swing.  We now have patio furniture and a grill!  We also have a shed which has electricity, crazy right?

The Basement
The Batcave!  This is where the football games will be watched.  I don't have any say on this room so this will be interesting.  It will probably be sports memorabilia on all walls.

Main floor bathroom
This bathroom isn't terrible but I am not a fan of pink.  This was the first room painted and I love it!  I'd show you but I'm still on the hunt for accent pieces.  I hope to show you soon!

Our kitchen, pretty self explanatory.  Nothing amazing but more than we're used to.  The house we lived in while we were in college didn't have a dishwasher so we are so happy to have one! We also didn't have AC so this is like posh living.

Master Bathroom
The bathroom is pretty small.  It has a tub to the right but as of now, this room needs some beautify-ing.

The Office

Master Bedroom Vanity
I love having this in our house! At one point Batman asked me what we would store there.  Isn't he cute for thinking we would put things there? Allll mine!

Guest Bedroom
These next few pictures have some furniture in them.  The earlier pictures were from the appraisal and didn't have these full rooms.  This is our guest room.  All it has now is a bed and things that need to be unpacked.

Master Bedroom
Our room is really big for a townhouse.  I love it! The curtains have been changed and some updates have been accomplished.  The comforter is from Macy's by Martha Stewart.  It was a black friday purchase that I got for more than half off.  The curtains were included as well but I'm not the biggest fan.  The sheets that were included are so thin that when I pulled them up, my thumb went through.  I'd recommend the comforter but if I didn't get this for so cheap I would be so upset with the quality of the sheets.  I can give you a glimpse soon but keep in mind that this is our room, I want it to be perfect so that means I will really have to map out what I want to do.

Some decorations in there.  The table was my great-grandma's.  My Dad refinished it and it is beautiful.  This picture doesn't give it justice.  We also have a leaf for it, with it in it fits in the entire space.  The chairs are temporary, we are looking for something stained espresso (or to be stained) but we need narrow chairs since we are limited with space.  The shelf is also another one of my Dads creations.

Back Patio
So now you have seen our house and can follow us as we make it more of our own.  In a dream world it would have hardwood floors.  I am having the hardest time adjusting to these white carpets.  I grew up with wood floors and boy are carpets a lot of work!

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