Our First Home

This was our first home. It was a brand new, builder basic 2 story, but it was perfect for a first time home owner. Looking back we were a little crazy because I bought it while I was actually in my final semester of University at Cal State. I knew the market was getting pretty expensive and basically every house for sale had multiple offers on it so I had to act fast when one popped up. My mom actually found it in the newspaper classifieds, took a quick peek at it and I bought it sight unseen directly from the seller. We’re definitely not brave enough to try that again. My very first time seeing the house was the day I moved in.


This house was much smaller and it felt a little more cottage-y, so we rolled with that.


We updated the kitchen on a budget of about $400, click here to see the transformation and click here for the tutorial on how to make your own hood vent cover.
Our First Home

6 thoughts on “Our First Home

  1. After looking at so many fantasy homes online (you know, the ones in Spain w/the perfectly aged wooden floors & the breath taking credenzas & the thousands of dollars in art work) it is so refreshingly realistic to see a home that maybe isn't your dream home but you do the best with what you have AND are able to afford. My boyfriend & I moved into a brand new 'suburban cookie cutter' style home & I thought I could never design again. Your blog has helped me to see that a home may still be beautiful even though maybe it wasn't what you dreamed of. And I thank you for that. I now look forward to making my home…my home! Regards, Jordan

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