Last month I mentioned that something would be taking over several posts for the next few months. Now that it is totally official I can share the news that our house is expanding! I have lived on the top floor of a split level house since last summer and the amount of space was perfect. I had my bedroom, an extra room which is my closet, a very large living room and a good sized kitchen. When Dave moved in a few months ago it seemed like the space shrunk massively. We both just had too much stuff.
We knew that we didn’t want to move but something would have to be done. Lucky for us, our housemates on the lower floor had started talking about moving. The possibilities of having an entire house within the next year made our hearts happy and our Pinterest boards grow. We were hopeful that the move would happen next spring leaving us time to pay off wedding things, and then begin paying more for our house, but then we got a call that they were moving in a week!
One week to get together all of our funds to begin the process of furnishing, decorating and renting an entire floor more than what we currently had. We really didn’t think we would be able to get ourselves together and the landlord would have to rent to somebody else who would take over for another year. But Dave and I sat down, figured everything out, and we are doing it! The entire house has been all ours for 2 weeks now, and we began painting last week.
We have now added another living room, two bedrooms, laundry room, kitchen and bathroom to our floor plan and it feels great! We have so many ideas for each room, and I am so excited to have a room to keep wedding things and craft in for now. Once the wedding is over the room will turn into Dave’s man cave, but for now he is letting me take over.
The first room we are aiming to have finished is the living room which will be our office. I can’t wait to actually have a large and organized space to keep all of my stuff together and work from home when needed. I have been using a small desk and coffee table for over a year now. The second room we are finishing is the guest room. Dave’s parents will be staying with us for 3 weeks in December so hopefully we can have everything ready for them to use.
Here are some pictures of what the space looked like before we started making changes.
I can’t wait to begin sharing updates as we change each space!