A New Beginning

Eeek!!  I have something VERY exciting and AH-mazing to share with you guys!  WE BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOUSE!!!

 

The past week has been super busy, exhausting, exhilarating, exciting (a lot of EX’s, huh?!) … pretty much every emotion you can imagine.  We received the keys a couple Fridays ago and, I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t pretty.  This house needs an extensive reno.  From top to bottom.  I knew we had a lot of work (reluctantly) going into it, but hubby was all “it’s a piece of cake!”.  Fast forward to key handoff day, hubby was all “oooooh, this is going to take A LOT of work”.  Do I say “I told you so” now or…??  Ha!

 

Since we’ve taken possession of the house, we’ve had several contractors walk through, numerous quotes to go over and a few redos of our expanding reno costs that are not really matching our budget.  All in all, we’ve pretty much gutted the entire house.  And did I mention that we’re scheduled to move in at the END OF THE MONTH??!!

 

So you can probably imagine, I’m going Pinterest crazy.  There isn’t a room I haven’t thought about, a paint colour I haven’t been indecisive about, or a floor plan I haven’t agonized over.  Not to mention the many, many little mistakes and misteps along the way.  Demolishing and renovating a 3,000 sq ft house is no joke and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart.  Here are my favourite pins so far:

 

 

white-kitchen_house-and-home

Source:  House & Home

 

white-kitchen-gold-hardware

Source:  Pinterest

 

white-kitchen_style-me-pretty

Source:  Style Me Pretty

 

open-shelving_decoholic

Source:  Decoholic

 

laundry-room_laine-and-layne

Source:  Laine and Layne

 

copper-hanging-chair_the-life-creative

Source:  The Life Creative

 

bathroom_design-love-fest

Source:  Design Love Fest

 

bohemian-outdoor-space_id-homes

Source:  ID Homes

 

bathroom_becki-owens

Source:  Becki Owens

 

dream-house_my-domaine

Source:  My Domaine

 

beachside-boho_lark-and-linen

Source:  Lark and Linen

 

mudroom-makeovers_domino

Source:  Domino

 

We’re still in the bare bones of getting the house ready, but these inspiration photos are getting me SO excited for what’s to come! Make sure you follow along on our house reno project in real time on Snapchat (kristina.cross) and IG Stories on Instagram (@theswanksocial).  Can’t wait to show you guys the final product!

 

xo,

kristina

 

Cover image source:  HGTV

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