I call this our dollhouse for two reasons: Firstly, that was the first word that came to mind when I saw a picture of the exterior. I think it's precious. Secondly, it's small. We're downsizing for this home (for a detailed explanation of our plans to build the Guy family real estate empire, check out the early November posts at my other blog- I've already hashed it all out there).
Without further ado, your visual tour of the future Guy household:
This is a front view of our little dollhouse, with my Focus in the front. Love the fall leaves- looking forward to four seasons again! No garage, so we're going to have to get a storage unit, or else get rid of a lot of junk (which would probably be a good idea!)
Side view. It's a corner lot so we've got lots of grass and some cute little trees- gonna have to break down and buy a lawnmower!
This is the living room, looking at the front entrance. I like the cute rounded window tops throughout the house. Carpet is in decent condition but worn in places- which we actually LIKE- since we know (from lots of experience) the dogs are just going to do a number on it anyways once we move in.
This is our little fireplace, opposite the entrance in the living room. It's wood burning but we'll probably just display candles in it or something artsy looking.
The kitchen. Before you scream in horror at the wallpaper (yes, it's a little bit atrocious), be assured that this will be the first improvement we make to the place. Dated wallpaper is a quick fix- it's going to come down, and ideally I'd like to tile on a backsplash and paint above, but if I don't get around to that, we'll just do the painting. The kitchen wallpaper and the bathroom wallpaper are the only two parts of the house, aesthetically, that I don't like (you'll see the bathroom for yourself in a minute here).
Here's a view of the kitchen from the attached dining area, looking towards the living room. You can see the hallway to the bedrooms to the left. I like the little pass-through cutout- hopefully it will inspire me to cook more, since I'll be able to see the TV from the kitchen! The kitchen set up is ideal for us, because it's got laminate (pee mops up easily) and it's a large, gate-able space for when we go out and the puppies need to be secured (for anyone reading this that doesn't know me personally, my 'puppies' are twelve year old shih tzus that feel they've earned the right, in their old age, to ignore all the potty training rules from their youth).
View of the kitchen/dining area from the living room. All the wallpaper is coming down. Probably that chandelier too. Laundry is behind the folding doors. Door with the folding screen leads to the backyard.
The other room in need of a major facelift- the bathroom. I think with the wallpaper removed, and those cheesy gold hardware pieces replaced, it will look a lot better. If not, guess I'll just have to close my eyes when I pee.
Here's the back of our little dollhouse. I wouldn't have chosen the yellow with the blue, but since it's there, I actually kind of like it. Cheery and dollhouse-y, don't you think? On the left is a little storage room ( I joked with Justin this could be my little office- maybe in a couple months I'll be squeezed in there on a folded chair with my laptop perched on my knees).
A view of our little yard from the side. It's not big, but then that's ok as we don't much use the nice big one we have now anyways. Enough room for our little patio set and the grill we plan on buying after the move. It's not like the 12 year old shih tzus need a lot of room to run around in!
This is a view looking down the street from our driveway. There is a cul-de-sac in that direction. I love all the trees.
The view looking the other direction. To the right is another cul-de-sac. Our street is a few streets off the main drag of Warner Robins, so hopefully it will be pretty quiet but still convenient.
And that's pretty much it . . . I didn't include pictures of the bedrooms because they aren't anything exciting- walls the same color as the living room, carpet, closets- I mean, the bedrooms are always pretty boring to look at unless there's something really unique about them!
Well, this post has taken me way too long to upload and caption, so that's all for now. I'm excited about our new place- just a little anxious about adjusting to the smaller space. But, I think it will be a good situation for us!