Hey, guys! Today I'm back with the last part of the home tour (for now). I'll be sharing the bedrooms, bathrooms, and everything else.
There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I've always thought it would be cool to have one big boy room and one big girl room, and what do you know, that's what we'll be able to do! Right now, Lily (5) is our only girl so she'll have her own space. The boys Ben (4), Adam (2.5), and Luke (1) will be sharing. And if/when we have more kids, we'll still have plenty of space.
The two kid rooms and a bathroom are upstairs, the master bedroom and bath are down, as well as a smaller 4th bedroom we'll probably use for an office.
If you look up the stairs there is a bedroom on the left, bedroom on the right, and a full bathroom in the middle.
The Girl Room
This room is 21' by 11'. I'm really excited to decorate this space with Lily. When I asked her how she wanted it to look, all I got was "PINK!!!!!!"
The first step will be to probably take out the wallpaper on the bottom and maybe the chair rail. I am happy with leaving the walls white and adding in lots of pink accents.
The wallpaper below the chair rail looks like graph paper. Brings back memories of my days in engineering and math classes. 🙂 It's not bad, but not what I picture for a girly girl room.
Here's the closet and other side of the room. I'm kinda stumped as far as a layout! I need to get a bed for her first and then we'll see what works.
The Kids' Bathroom
The bathroom is spacious and could use updating over time (my favorite kind of updating). Can I tell you how excited I am to have a second bathroom? Or more importantly a KIDS BATHROOM and a MASTER BATHROOM?! So excited.
Not much to see here, I mean it is a bathroom and all.
The Boy Room
Yes, we'll be having three kids in one room again! This time the room is 23' by 11' instead of 11' by 10' so it won't be as cramped. Ben and Adam will have the bunk bed, which I'll probably turn into two twin beds instead. The plan is to have Luke in a crib in here (right now he's in our room), but I might bring him by us if it gets to be too tough with bedtimes, naps, and all that.
We'll be using the same, neutral bedding from the kids' room now, which is why we picked it. I'm almost as excited to have the boys help me decorate this room as I am for Lily's room! Like I mentioned before, the ceiling fans will be staying as will the white paint (for now at least).
The door to the left is where you come in, the door to the right goes to walk-in attic storage.
Thank goodness there is a lock high up on the door because I can see my 2.5 year old sneaking in there. I'm thinking I'll use this storage for bins of kids' clothes so they're right next to the bedrooms.
There's also a HUGE walk-in closet in here! Room for their clothes, a dresser or two, a fort, who knows. It's bigger than our new master bedroom closet.
Not sure what we'll use this room for just yet, it'll probably be empty at first. Maybe I'll put the pack and play in here for naps. 🙂
Again, not sure what we're doing in here. I think I want to brighten up the paint color and either go white or very light gray, similar to what we have now in our master bedroom.
Spot the hidden kid. 🙂
Our house listing had photoshopped furniture into the rooms, so here's a look at that. The walk-in closet is that door on the right...
and this is the best picture I have of that. Yeah, I stink, lol.
There are two bars for hanging on one side, shelves on top of them, and then the same on the other side. Probably double the storage we have now!
And would you believe that this is the only picture I have of the master bathroom?! I thought I did well taking pictures. I'm guessing someone (the one hiding above) yelled "I need to go potty bad bad bad bad bad!!!" and then I stopped to help. Yep, that's my excuse.
Thankfully, the listing had a picture.
Not only is this the master bath, it is the only bathroom on the main floor. I have a few things I'd like to do before we move in and people will be using this bathroom all the time. Paint the cabinet, new faucets, lighting, and larger mirrors. I'm short (5'3") and my head is chopped in the mirrors unless I back way up, poor Doug will probably just be able to see his chin. So, ha! Those will get changed or at least raised. The beige/orangey tile is not my fave, but I'm going to find a way to tone them down a bit with the color choices.
I didn't get to take pictures of the finished basement, so I'll get back to you on that. A little more than half of the space is finished and we'd like to make it one big playroom for the kids. The other half is unfinished and will be great for storage. On that side I'd like Doug to build a toy storage shelf like the one we currently have, hoping to keep our toy rotation method in effect and uhhh, keep the basement from getting destroyed and covered with toys. (Which I'm sure will happen any way, but we'll try to make it easier for them.)
The door down to the basement is to the left of the fireplace in our kitchen/eating space:
There's also a nice 2 car garage that I didn't take pictures of either. It's got that fancy drywalled-and-taped-but-unpainted-after-almost-30-years look. You know, the brown walls with white lines and dots? Super fancy, I tell ya. It looks like this garage of a home that my in-laws flipped:
We'd like to paint the walls and add an epoxy on the garage floor to make it look nicer. The previous owners have a freezer and built-in shelving, the garage is super deep and will fit bikes, the ride on mower, and two cars perfectly. Yes!
I'm also excited to not have a gravel driveway. You don't realize how much you'll miss a paved driveway when it comes to bikes, scooters, roller blades, drawing with chalk.
So that's it!
Thanks for checking out our home. 🙂 Any questions? Post em below!
In case you missed the prior posts, here is the first part of the home tour, the family room and formal dining room/living room, then the kitchen.