I am so excited to finally tell you guys that Romke and I bought our first house!
Ohhhh that’s way it has been so quiet over here. We started our house search late 2016. It went actually pretty easy, we shared the same taste, desires and we both preferred an old house. To us, it didn’t really mattered where the house was located, we are used to do everything by car. This was the third house we visited and we were instantly sold! And so was the house!
In my previous blogpost I wrote that Romke and I had been working towards something great for a really long time, our house was that something great! We placed an offer right before Christmas, we bought it in January and then we signed the mortgage deed by the end of March. We were beyond happy when we made it official. But unfortunately our happiness didn’t last long when only two days after receiving the keys, we also received the news about Romke’s dad. Instead of working on our house, we were working on his funeral amongst many other sad things. It was a very challenging time, and it still is, but things do get better in time and I promised myself not to dedicate this post to our feelings towards our loss but towards our new home!
The house is detached, has 6 bedrooms, 1,5 bathroom, 1 fireplace, a double garage, for Dutch standards: it’s huge! I call it Villa Blanca, hahah. We have A LOT of things to do in the house. Some areas haven’t been touched up in 30 years. Actually, every single room needs to be redone. Except for the toilet maybe, haha. We are dedicating every second of our free time to our new home.
Yup, very quiet on the blog here… We stripped down our kitchen, our living room, our new bedroom and added a new space to our living room. At this moment, only our bedroom has been rebuild. But it’s not totally finished yet. So the rest of the house is complete chaos! We are trying to do everything ourselves, so on the bright side: we do get really handy from this, haha.
It doesn’t really feel as our home yet, but I’m sure it will very soon. I can’t wait for the floors to be laid in our kitchen and living room! And of course…. For the kitchen to arrive! Currently we don’t really have kitchen and we’re getting fed up with soup, takeout and snacks.
One last note, the reason why it took so long for the post to be up on the blog was that I wanted to have a picture of Romke and me in front of the house. I didn’t want it to be a selfie and I didn’t want to take it in our old clothes (that we’re constantly wearing during renovating)… So the hold up was the picture! But thanks to Joyce we have one now! 🙂 Shame on us, hahah. Oh and the internet was only working in one area of the house, but it’s better now!
Any tips for renovating girllllss? Who has renovated their house before? And what do you think of the house so far?
Would you ladies like to see before and after pics? Let me know!
Lots of love!