Sunday, August 10, 2014

Home Sweet Home

In April, Jay and I flew to Michigan to look for housing.  Knowing we would be in Michigan for a minimum of 5 years for surgical residency, we both felt good about buying and were set on finding a low maintenance place-minimal repairs, minimal yard work, someone else to shovel snow, you get the idea.  We settled on an end unit condo with a completely unfinished basement in Chesterfield.  Our offer was accepted April 21st and we miraculously closed May 23rd.  We picked up our keys at 8 am June 23 after driving from Arizona in a 2 day blur.

Here's the place.

I'm not in love with the exterior, but it is getting a new coat of paint next summer and I don't have to shovel snow or mow the lawn.  A quiet couple lives above us.  
View from the front door looking at the kitchen and front room. I'm not a decorator, if you can't tell.
 It was painful for me buy and put up  what decor has been added to this place.  
From the kitchen looking at the front door
I really like the kitchen (except the dish washer. It's not mounted to the counter. Urg).
The pantry is spacious.  I have no idea what to do with all those shelves. 
Master bed room.  The bed frame and bedroom furniture was a craiglist find.
The bathroom is small, but there's a huge closet to make up for it.  I'm actually ok with that.  
We found a nice place for Jay's chair.  
The newest member of the house arrived yesterday morning-our dryer finally showed up 6 weeks after purchasing it.  We love the mudroom.  That door goes directly to a 2 car garage and I'm standing in the doorway to the kitchen.  And yes that is a hose in the sink.  We're in the process of fixing that.  
The room that will probably never be picked up.  This room is off the front room-it's a study room, music room, and guest room...aka mess. I haven't really unpacked all those boxes because I'm not sure where I'm going to put it.  

Wow bright guest bathroom.  Not my first choice of colors, but I think I can live with it. 

Check out the size of this basement! Jay has set himself up with a home gym in the basement.
In the half of the basement not pictured we have shelves of storage and tools.  
We welcome any visitors.  We are 30 mins from the Canada border and about 4 hrs from Niagara Falls and 4 hrs from Chicago.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your new home sweet home and your move!!! Fun to catch up on your blog.