Monday, November 9, 2009

Our House!

Our House inspection went so WELL! We only have some minor things to fix and they are totally doable by ourselves! WHICH IS AWESOME... and by ourselves I do mean with the help of my Father in law:D But we are so excited there is a radiant barrier in our attic and while it is not a weight bearing attic (meaning we can maybe store one or two light things, we can't store much up there) that will significantly help in reducing the cooling bill or so we were told. Our garage also has some insulation on the actual garage door... but that is probably because there are windows into the garage. Almost every window has blinds already on it, except of course in the garage and in the kitchen, so we only need to buy a few of those which will be really nice! The Hamilton's gave us $100 dollar gift card to Home Depot for our anniversary, so we will be buying some of our stuff there! Thanks Mom and Dad Hamilton for the gift! Anyway we used an inspector named Ted Menelly, he was wonderfully helpful and took us through how to fix each thing that he found was wrong with the house. He let us ask him a million questions and was more than happy to to walk us through how to fix it more than once. He is on the cheaper end of the spectrum but in no way would you know it. He is helpful and very much a good sport. He finished telling us all about our homes issues then waited patiently while Brian went around and got all the pictures for ya'll. We had a nice conversation..... while we were waiting for him to finish up and I would highly recommend him if you need an inspection done any time soon!



Before you scroll through the pictures you should know we bought a foreclosure... which is why there is all sorts of random and its NOT clean....




This is our side yard

Me looking large in front of the garage


Front of our house



The lovely owner also installed the garage door opener wrong... and they tore it half way down when they left.... I suppose it could have been worse....
Our closet runs the whole back side of our room... ITS HUGE!




Our lamely stunted bathroom vanity, we will eventually put some new cabinets in and extend the vanity but for now its perfect.



Our tub... YAY


Master bedroom the door on the back wall is the closet, and the door on the side wall is the master bathroom


these are the lovely parting holes the last owners did. Should be easy to fix, I hear they have classes at Home Depot and Lowes for this sort of thing... Looks like I will be learning some new things!
Back side of the house


This is our backyard... from the patio (one of the problems is it is sloped towards the house so we will have to make a drainage way for it so we don't end up with all our soil washed up to the house)

My incredibly small pantry (but on the flip side I have more cabinets than I ever had before... so we can make it work!


This is our kitchen (to those I talked to and said it had a fridge I very much got the two houses we saw that day mixed up... we are getting a fridge from the Hamilton's... its a lovely :D I am just thankful we don't have to buy one! Mom H if this information comes as a shock to you talk to Brian he is the one that told me we were getting the fridge from your garage:D)

This is the closet of the bedroom Leland will be in,... Just have to get some new hinges...



Guest bathroom/ Leland's bathroom yes that is some random t shirt just hangin out there



This is the sink for the above bathroom, Brian must have found it amusing that they left the soap...

This is our living room going into the kitchen


the walk way me and our inspector are standing by leads into the master bedroom


This is supposed to be a formal dinning room, but Brian and I are going to use it as a computer space.... and if we keep our fish tank it will go in here probably.


The two doors that are straight to the back are the two bedrooms, the door off to the left is the laundry room which leads off to the garage and the door on the right is the bathroom....
Laundry room


Spare bedroom....


Spare bedroom closet... if we can ever afford "dish network" we have a box for it...


Let me know what ya think.... We are super excited about it, and we are less the 10 minutes from my sister Amy, and with that said we will be in her ward for a little while as I suspect they will be splitting her ward sooner rather than later! I am SO SO thankful for your prayers and thoughts cause we got an amazing deal. This house new sells for 146,000 and we got ours for 120,000 and with minimal problems to fix that is a HUGE blessing!

12 comments:

Em said...

Truly AMAzing and gorgeous!!!!!! Congrats Allie!!!!!

Rhia Jean said...

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks like it's gonna be a lot of fun!!!! :):):):)

Alison said...

Pretty! I need to know how close you are to ME. Duh. :) I'm so excited for y'all!

Jen said...

Holy Cats! I'm moving to Texas!! Even new, the price of that home is AMAZING! I can't believe you got it for 120,000! That is AWESOME! And to be so close to Amy? I just love it! I'm am BEYOND excited for you!! Horray!! I love love LOVE it!

Rachel said...

I was thinking things along the lines of "wow it looks great!" "so excited for you!" But then I saw spare bedroom. Does this mean I need to come for a visit?

Manda Ramble said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! And also because I will be making cookies in that kitchen and hanging out with my other sister there lots and lots. I am SO happy for you guys. I love you!

Allie said...

Thanks ya'll! Rachel... you are always welcome to come for a visit:D Can't wait to make holiday deliciousness happen in my kitchen! I have so much counter space! And I told Brian he doesn't get to put the fish tank back up on the bar! Cause I am mean...

Ashli said...

I want that kitchen! Your house is awesome, and you live so close to me now! Hooray! :) Congratulations!!!

Jules said...

What a cute house! Seriously those are all easy fixes. After seeing what you did with your apartment cabinets, you will easily be able to fix the holes in the walls. We've had to repair many and it's not hard at all.

Congratulations girl! Seriously, what a beautiful house and at a smokin' price!!!

Becky said...

Seriously got all teared up for you. Happy tears of course!!! I am wicked happy for you and your adorable family!!! Much Loves and Congrats :)

Lindsey Phillips said...

Love the house!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erin Lafleur said...

I am sooo jealous. Super cute house and its all yours!!! :) Congrats.