I was optimistic we wouldn't find any deal-killing surprises at the inspection so I had already done a bit of antique shopping. Furnishing a second home on a shoestring budget is challenging. I'll post a couple pictures of my finds next time.
Here are a few interior shots of the house. The first is from the front hallway looking in. I'll never understand why people build lake houses with only one or two windows facing the lake. Someday we plan on adding a bunch of windows here and maybe pushing out the entire wall. But for now, we want to get in as fast as we can and enjoy the summer.
Here's the kitchen. Already nice and new and not much to do here right now. The sellers had obviously done some remodeling not that long ago, much to our benefit. I thank them for that. Now if they would only leave me the cute breakfast set.
And from the living area looking back to the front of the house you see the stairs leading down to a large bedroom below, and a dining room with blue wall that will eventually be a sitting room/library.
And here's the master bedroom with its great vaulted ceiling and french doors opening onto a deck overlooking the yard and lake. Not much to do here either. Although the tile-looking floor is actually a laminate that we will eventually replace.
But look at all the great built-ins. We'll have more storage at the lake than we do in town.
But, alas, the master bath. A rug and some fresh towels for now, but a major redo later.
And now to the other bedrooms - two very small and one very large.
This will be Abby's room. She's my 14-year-old daughter who immediately picked this small room because it faces the lake and is far away from where her brothers will be.
And the guest bedroom. Not very big but we hope our future guest won't want to hang out in their bedroom anyway. The room does have a window onto the front of the house but my limited photography skills prevented me from showing it.
And the bunkroom. The boys will be down here. This is below the main level of the house at the bottom of the stairs near the front door.
And here's the opposite wall looking out to the yard and lake. The view will be better once we get the old hot tub out of the way.
Well, that's it in a nutshell. A little bit of painting and carpet right now, and some major renovating and moving walls later. But we've got big plans for our little space. Just wait and see.