Wednesday, January 24, 2007

House on a Hill

This is our house. We decided to start looking for a house on Thursday, saw this one on Saturday, applied for a loan on Sunday, submitted an offer on Monday, signed the contract on Tuesday. We can move in anytime after February 23rd.

This is what the house will look like when the snow clears up. We're going to paint it yellow with brown trim. It's getting a new roof before closing. It has 982 square feet on the main floor, and about the same in the finished basement. It's got five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a big family area in the basement.

We're going to remodel the kitchen, bathrooms, and floors. We're replacing the stove, the carpets, the tile, and updating the fixtures. We'll also repaint inside and out. Eventually I want to get all new cabinets and counters and Daniel will finish the one car garage with insulation, dry wall, and a new garage door.

The house is in an ideal location in the city of Thornton. The back yard has a view over the whole city towards the mountains. I can see the mountains from the kitchen window. In front of our house off to the left is a huge park with two playgrounds, bike/walking trails, and tennis courts. It's practically across the street.

This last photo is of the basement. It's layed out perfectly to give us three areas; a scrapbooking area (left side of the photo) near the laundry room, a homeschooling area, and a play area. If we had written a wish list of everything we wanted in a home there wouldn't be one single thing this house doesn't have. It's even just five minutes from Wal-mart and the library!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new home! How exciting. I was thinking that now the hard part is w-a-i-t-i-n-g. :-)