It's almost 3 weeks since we moved into our new home and we are down to 4 boxes left which haven't been unpacked! As soon as the carport is up, it will create a little more room around the house and we will be able to have the last boxes unpacked.
But for now we are enjoying our new home despite a little mess while trying to figure out how to decorate and make it more homely.
The kitchen was the first place I focused on, so we would be able to cook dinners and not resort to easier and not so healthy options. In our last place we had a very tiny kitchen and there was hardly any counter space, so this kitchen is a treat! We have so much counter space that I can actually bake and cook again without having to use the floor! Okay I never did that I promise!
There are a lot of things that I love about our kitchen and yes counter space is one of them, but I also enjoy having lots of cabinet space for our things including a little display shelving unit by the sink, the lazy Susan not to talk about the Super Susan! Our things are stored much better in this place and I can easily get hold of any of my things. We got a lovely tall pantry cabinet with space on both sides for storage so the space is being utilized really well.
The open concept is great for socializing as well and it's nice to not be locked up in the kitchen while the conversation is going on in the living area. Our living area is split into a dinning area and the sitting/TV area. We got our beautiful dinning table from Willow & Wallflower in Port Moody. The table is made by a local artist called Jeff Dennis who does beautiful work with old furniture.
When we started to look for a new sofa as ours wouldn't fit and was also on it's last leg; figuratively speaking; we had an idea in mind but couldn't find the right sofa. Then IKEA came out with their new catalogue, and we found the Vallentuna design just perfect. A modular sofa for a modular home! That's like the perfect match. You can choose the different sections you want, add backrest and armrests as you please and customize it to your style. We decided on two seat modules with a bed, so we can use them as guest bed too. One is in the spare room and the other is next to a seat module and then we have a storage module which we use as to put our legs up on. It's perfect for the two of us and when we have guests, we can separate them out and have more seating available.
The original design for the house was to have a washroom and a powder room but I'm so glad they went away from that design. One washroom is plenty and dropping the powder room makes it bigger. We upgraded to have underfloor heating as well as tiling around the bathtub.
The outside space isn't done but as it's been raining the last 50 days except 1 day, it's all good. The driveway was done over the last week and the building of the carport started this morning. It will be nice to have it so we can start putting things out there which will leave more space inside. Our garden will be done at a later point so for now, we have the most beautiful fence, a bit of grass and a muddy area :) When spring comes, it will be exciting to start working on the outside too.