Our house is currently sale pending, and while our closing date has been pushed back twice, we've gotten everything else finished and good to go including the inspection and the appraisal. Those were both huge weights off our shoulders. With only a few minor fixes to the house, we are now able to just play the waiting game before our closing in mid August. Our plan once our house closes is to rent a couple rooms (one for us and one for our
As for our new house, the waiting game appears to be taking even longer! Those permit guys at the city are really holding out on us and taking their time finalizing it all! It's hard to believe it's been close to two months that we've been waiting just to get permits back so that we can break ground! I'm ready to see something happen in that empty lot of ours! It's depressing how many times a week we drive by hoping to see something and then feel like creepers when our neighbors are outside wondering who this random Honda is and why they drive by their house daily! I'm crossing my fingers that this week we will see something start to happen on our home!
Once we see them break ground and get the foundation poured we are supposed to start making all of our appointments to pick out everything for the house. Cabinets, flooring, paint colors, light fixtures, backslashes, countertops . . . I can't wait. But where do you start? I think we might start with cabinet choices and flooring and then take it from there. Any suggestions? I've been scouring pinterest and walking through TONS of new construction homes to get some ideas for exactly what I want. I'm excited to check out NW Natural Parade of Homes this coming weekend in Vancouver to get a ton of ideas! And you can bet I will be taking lots of pictures and sharing some of the ideas I find that I love on the blog next week! I've been pinning ideas for all the rooms in our house on pinterest for weeks and thinking of creating different inspiration boards for each room so I can start to plan everything out and know exactly what decor items I want to purchase for the home. (Totally
Anyone who says buying or selling a house isn't stressful is lying to you. Figuring out what items I want to keep with us, how much space we are truly going to have in our rental, and what items I can live without for four months has been a difficult process. I've already realized I put too many shoes in storage and have made a few trips to the storage unit to rip open some boxes and haul a few more pairs of shoes back to my closet! I'm excited to be able to start seeing some progress on our home and hoping that the selling of our home continues to go smoothly. I'd love to see any of your remodel, decorating or home building ideas and photos that you might have. And please share if you have any suggestions of where to start when it comes to picking out all the details of our new home!