Let's start. Our house, while relatively new, is quirky.
|Why yes, I do own a 14 inch knife. We use it to cut pizza.|
The kitchen is wonderfully large, with 2 side by side sliding glass doors that lead into the backyard that have a way of making the kitchen look all that much bigger and more open. Yet, even with this vast expanse of a kitchen, it somehow manages to have less cabinet and counter space than our old apartment. It's a real conundrum. It also helps to lead us to the part of the tour where I get to say mysterious things like: “Creative solutions are in the works”.
The fun thing about this house is that it provides ample opportunity for creative solutions in many rooms. Some of the creative solutions that we are thinking about for the kitchen include the customized coffee station that I have been PINing after on Pinterest (haha, get it?? PINing, aka obsessively pinning on PINterest. I am a clever girl) and making our own butcher block island (because that sounded more fun that just straight out buying one from Ikea). So, stay posted to see if time vs. money wins out in that scenario.
|Our backyard, seen through the kitchen. There are TWO bunnies eating our clover.|
Down the hallway we have tiny bathroom number one and all four bedrooms. As previously mentioned in a post of yore, why yes, we are DINKs and are renting a four bedroom house to be occupied by only 2 people. And I am happy about it, because it means that I have an office, Ben has an office and we even have space for an official guest bedroom. Granted, not a single one of those rooms is actually operational at the moment. We can’t seem to find the bar that is basically holds the top of my desk on to the legs of my desk, so those large pieces are floating around my office. We still have the saw horses that Ben used for the bottom of his old desk, but never replaced the cheap $6 door that he was using as a desktop after not bothering to move it when Ben moved in with me at Rockford. And Ben’s old bed frame, somewhere in the past few moves, got bent pretty badly out of shape. I used to think he kept his mattress on the floor of his old apartment simply out of lazy bachelorhood, but it turns out the bed frame isn’t exactly functional. And a new one costs $50 on Amazon, so we’re going to continue to try and straighten it out for a last a few weeks, or until our first house guest comes and forces our hand.
|My office. Sadly enough it has earned the title of messiest room in the whole house. Frowny face.|
|Ben's office, with a keyboard, newly purchased printer and a bag of wet shoes from this weekend.|
|This is as far as we have gotten in the best bedroom. Pretend the bed frame doesn't lean like the tower of Pisa|
|Our bed. One day soon, hopefully there will be something on the empty wall behind it.|
|Tiny bathroom #2! It basically looks the same as #1, just with more stuff in it. Yay Ikea spice shelves!|
Our bedroom does have the proud opportunity to be connected to tiny bathroom number two, as well as two in the wall closets and a large window across one wall. Would I have liked to have had a walk in closet and a bathroom with at least one functioning door? You betcha. But things being what they are, we figured we are only really sleeping and getting ready in that room. The rest of the house, quirks and all, will be sheltering us most of the time. And this way, it really limits my purchasing of shoes. Which at least Ben is happy about.
So, there you have it. The first, rather quick, tour of the Fritsch household. Once a few more things have found their forever home, we will revisit the subject, hopefully with some actual things hung on the wall and at least one place (besides the kitchen table) to actual sit down.