After 9.5 years, a top to bottom, inside and out renovation of our home, we're moving. There isn't one corner, one inch, of this house that we haven't put our stamp on. And yet.
We finally got the house to a point where it feels complete. Where it feels so "us" and works perfectly for the way we live. But as doers and dreamers, DIYers and builders, we always knew this wasn't our forever home. We aren't done. This couldn't be it. This wasn't the end to our house story.
|The kitchen... renovated in 2008|
I can't help but be wistful even as I write this though. Sean and I bought this house just a month before we married. We brought Chloe home to this house. It is the only home she has ever known. And this blog... I had started it to document our house search and renovation. This blog, the story of this house, have always been one and the same.
|Chloe's arrival in 2009 precipitated the renovation of the main bathroom...|
|... and the nursery which today is our guest bedroom|
It will be fun to explore a different design style in the new house. I can say we didn't really know our style or taste when we started here. We tried out modern spaces and played with bold patterns. We lived with unfinished spaces far longer than we should have. But I am so happy with where we ended up. This home is cozy and welcoming, organized and detailed. The cabinetry and built-ins - oh, how I will miss those!!
|The 660 sq ft basement was our biggest undertaking|
I guess I'm not quite ready to let go of it all just yet. In the end, I'm a sentimental soul. We left a part of our hearts in these walls. It will always be our first home.