Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We moved into the new house December 6th.

We have officially moved into the new house. It's finished other than a few little things I'm doing. I am very thankful to our builders, Larry and Karen Mackey at Prestige Builders in Azle. I would gladly work with them again. They were total pros and didn't charge an arm and a leg. The photos I have aren't the greatest but welcome to our home.
This is our entry where you can see the stained cement shining. I need to add another layer of sealer, but it's pretty as is. The ceiling is ten feet and there's a nice coat closet to the left.
This is our living area. The furniture is thanks to our youngest daughter and the television was bought by our oldest. We have great kids. The rug was a remnant from Brumbaugh's, where my brother works, and they gave us a wonderful deal on all our carpet. A gentleman there bound two of our remnants from our daughters' bedrooms for area rugs. The fire hasn't been lit in the fireplace yet, but it's pretty cold tonight . . .
This is my dining nook. As you can see I do love big windows. The little dog is the one James carried around when the house burned down. He's adjusting to the new house pretty well.
Larry did a wonderful job finding guys to build my cabinets and counter tops. The cabinet builder retired after building ours which is a major shame. He did a great job.
I have a nice pantry to the right, just past the refrigerator. I love this kitchen. And again it has a nice big window.

This is the master bedroom. I love the step up two tone ceiling. I haven't decided on curtains for this room yet, so I just stuck paper blinds up. Who knew they made paper blinds. They're very quick and easy to install.

This is James hard at work upstairs. I just finished the floor this morning. Larry had a guy who would have done it but I wanted to do something in this house and I knew James wouldn't care if it wasn't perfect. Now I need to go back to Lowes and buy more boards for shelves . . .
I would like to thank everyone who helped us get into this new home.


  1. A great place! I'm in envy of James and all the space he has that he can fill up with books.

  2. I know that you are so happy to finally move into your new home.

    Everything looks beautiful and I love all the space you have.

  3. So glad to see you moving in and getting settled. The place looks wonderful. When is the barbeque?

  4. That's a very cozy looking home. Congrats on finally moving in.

  5. We're very happy with it. I can't decide if it would be better to just line the James' office walls with shelves, or make little alcoves. With the slant of the walls, it cuts down on shelf height. We can always fill the wall in the foyer with bookshelves. Of course we would have to bring in the big ladder to reach the top shelf. Too bad the stairwell is too narrow. Think of all that wasted wall space.

    That porch is crying for a barbeque, isn't it?

  6. It's very nice Livia. It's great to see that you and James have been able to move into your new house.

  7. Your new home is so lovely! I know by now you've settled in nicely and have your work areas laid out.

    Just one question: Where's my room? :)

  8. Sara, the work areas are still a work in progress. We have too much writing to do right now to concentrate too much on getting the offices like we want. One of these days . . .

  9. Love every room you have posted. Great place to have with.

    Paula M
    Philippines properties