Home Tour

by Lizdee

Welcome to a glimpse into my home. After I wrote this article, I wanted to go a bit deeper into my home. This took some time to put together, and I must admit to losing some enthusiasm as I went through. Within this project, I found a book that I plan to develop later. Unfortunately, the home tour itself became something less than I wanted. It’s quite long and detailed, and I honestly don’t know who would want to read all the details. But that discovery didn’t come until it was nearly done, so I went ahead and finished it. Click on the links below for a very detailed, in-depth look at my home.

If you prefer, this is the same thing but in a PDF version: Home Tour!

Home Development:

My Thoughts on Home
Motivation for home design. If you only read one thing, make it this one!
History of Our Home
Our home is over a hundred years old, and at one time it was even moved.
Ending up in Our Home
A brief summary of how we ended up deciding to buy this house.
Moving In
The first year in our home.
Remodel
We remodeled the basement by ourselves to create more bedrooms.
Maintaining
A few thoughts on keeping a tidy and beautiful home.

floorplan

Rooms

Each room has an overview of what we did in the room and a list of items in the room with price and where I got it.

livingLiving Room

kitchen5-2 Kitchen

dining-room-2Dining Room

Bonus Rooms

bedroom-3 Master Bedroom

boy-bedroomBedrooms

laundry-room-3Laundry Room

Bathrooms

Stairs and Hall

Storage Spaces

Final Thoughts

My home isn’t perfect. It’s not a showcase. It’s where I live. I like my home. I think it’s beautiful, and it gives me many opportunities to be creative, even amidst the imperfections.

I am blessed. I have a wonderful home that I find large and spacious. I have the financial means to furnish and decorate in a way I enjoy. I have people around me who share their wealth: many of the things in my home were given to me. My home is filled with my family, my friends often visit and it is not a place where I am ever lonely.

So if you are here reading, I’m doing this to give you the courage to pursue your own path in your own way, by showing what I did in my own way. I don’t expect you to read everything, to be super impressed or to copy anything I did. I just want us all to feel a little happier where we are at, no matter where that may be.

My home is a work a progress, like most of the projects I pursue. It’s taken a long time and a lot of work to get to where it’s at. I’ve learned patience. And I just keep trying my best.

Also, as part of this project, I decided it would be interesting to figure out how much it cost to furnish my home. The total cost was $7315. This includes all furniture, appliances that aren’t built in, rugs, window treatments, and decor. A breakdown is listed in each room. I generally purchased things as I went and included things I bought before we move in our home, so the cost is spread out over about five or more years.

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