Category: Kelly’s New Home

Do I Really Need a Dining Room?

September 15, 2018

Are dining rooms really necessary today? If you have a large family and love to have big dinner parties, I would say yes. But for us, Holidays are the only time we use the dining room.  We are always in the kitchen. The reason I am questioning this now is because of our new home. Here is how the previous owners had the room set up:

old dining room

But, I am thinking what a waste the room will be if it is only used once or twice a year.  Here is the room now, (remember we only moved a week ago haha):

new dining room

new dining room2

new dining room3

The fireplace is in the middle of room, so if we kept as a dining room, the table would have to go in the middle of room to make the space look cohesive. Here are a few dining rooms that have a fireplace:Read More

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

September 8, 2018

My husband Mike and I moved this week from NH back to RI. After moving last December, (from RI to NH), we said that we would NEVER go through moving again. Never say never. OMG, it is so much work! I am living out of boxes right now and I don’t know if we will ever finish. That’s how I feel right now. I thought I would share some of the good, bad and ugly with you for a fun read.

The Good:

Our new house is very pretty:

 

The landscaping is beautiful:

And my favorite feature of the new home:

 

 

We have always wanted a built-in pool. Having a cabana is even better!

The previous owners just remodeled the master bath. Not exactly my taste, but I do like our new fancy tub:

Can you believe it costs over $8,000.00?! I have not used it yet, but I am hoping the experience is out of this world for that price.

The Bad:

The new home is much older than our house in NH. Mike and I are calling the previous owner a hacker because everything is done half ass. Plumbing, electrical, painting, etc. etc. Good thing Mike can fix anything- because everything needs  fixed.

The new $8,000.00 tub I told you about, it’s leaking .  Drip, drip, drip. Mike had to order a special, (expensive) part to see if it can be fixed.

I understand we bought a home with previous owners, but I hate having to clean everything, (even after professional cleaners came in). So much work. Nasty and gross.

The Ugly:

Here is an example of ugly:

 

This example is a great painting lesson. Never start painting and change the color in the middle of wall. Never. Ever. Do you think they put the swoop in because they thought it would blend in better? haha

One of the ugly spare baths:

 

BUT, the ugly can be turned into the pretty! A lot of work ahead of us, but think of all the fun I will have painting and decorating all the rooms! Has anyone else had the pleasure of moving into a new home lately? I will keep you updated on our progress. For now, I better get back to opening boxes and moving furniture:

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Kelly