Monday, February 17, 2014

Home Sweet (Rental) Home °o°

Now that the POD debacle is long over, the UHaul storage unit is emptied, and we have made a few purchases that will help make our little rental space look more like a home, we have finally taken a long enough break from visiting the parks to clean and scrub the place well enough to take some pictures for you!

Without further ado, welcome to the tour of our new nest.  As usual, if you click on the photo, you can see it much larger.

This is the foyer, that leads to the garage. The door with the wreath is the front door.

Our kitchen that screams RENTAL HOME. At least the appliances are black and not white.

Both the front and back of the huge garage. Even with all of our junk there is still room for the truck in there! I love it!

The other side of the foyer as it leads into the living room.

The living room is huge, and is all tile. We picked up the blue carpet at a great warehouse store called "Garden Ridge". Oh, the red beanbag is what Mark uses to play video games.  He loves it.

Our screened-in porch. Its nice to have, but doesn't stop one drop of rain from coming in during rain storms. The chairs are strategically placed to miss the water leaks that come through the porch roof.

Pongo's private "mine field".  Watch your step, if you know what I mean... There's actually more back yard around the corner there, but it's not very usable to us. It's pretty bare, so we only use it to toss a stick for the dog.

Back into the house, we have to pass Pongo in his little dog-cave before we head down the hallway.

The hallway to the 3 bedrooms.

One side of my office. This is the "art" side with my cork board, easel, and drafting table. The hardwood floor... is actually a sheet of printed vinyl! Meh, what're you gonna do?

And here is the "business" side, where I now write this very blog. 

Back into the hallway...

The 2nd bedroom on the left hand side. We have not set it up for guests yet.  The guest bathroom is on the right hand side of the hallway.

At the end of the hall is the master bedroom.

We love how spacious it is.

The master bathroom. See ladies, these guys remember to lower the seat!

The shower that I am IN LOVE with...  It's huge! The shower space alone feels like it is bigger than the small bedroom at the old house! You can see that I love my rubber duckys.

Oh, our walk-in closet where we keep our massive collection of t-shirts. We have more space in this one closet than in ALL of the closets combined at our old house in Phoenix! Mark and I actually share this one, we have plenty more room to grow, and we still have two more bedroom closets, a linen closet, and a coat closet at the front entrance.

The view of the front yard and part of the street from the front door. It's a small yard, but that means very little mowing required. Thank goodness, because neither Mark nor I are very good with yardwork in 80% humidity.

We hope you enjoyed our tour. Lets crack open that bottle of champagne you brought over...


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