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No, I’m not moving. At least not for now! It’s important to both Kyle and I that the kids have some stability through our family transition (and the birth of their baby brother) and the last thing they need right now is to move. We will see what the future holds, and if I’ll stay in my home long term, but for now, I thought I would give you an update on the construction. The addition that was started at the beginning of the summer is almost complete! It will be done by the new year. I can’t tell you how relieved I am. It’s been really intense to be living through construction for the past year– and the end always feels like the most challenging part because you can smell the end but can’t see it.
These photos were taken a couple of months ago, and the addition currently is way more complete, but I thought I would share some updates! The addition on the house is mostly a breezeway, a three car garage, and a big room over the garage. The breezeway opens up in to a guest mudroom and a big, grand stair tower that connects the basement, main floor, and room above the garage. It’s a beautiful new space, but does not add any square footage to the “living areas” of the home or the bedrooms. The house had no garage when we bought it, so putting one in was a priority for us.
The room above the garage was going to be Kyle’s office, but now I am re-envisioning what it will turn in to. I’m leaving it fairly simple for now, with the same light wood floors, white paint, and some white linen shades in every window. Maybe I’ll host some Mommy and Me yoga in there for the next year or so…or a baby group! Ha!
I can’t wait to show you what I’m doing with this whole addition space design-wise. I’m so excited about it! I’m also super pumped about the breezeway. When we originally saw our home, the previous owners had added modern, steel framed windows and a set of steel framed French doors in the kitchen area. We fell in love with them, and decided to continue the style for the breezeway. I can’t get enough of how great they turned out, and they do a great job of blending the old with the new. All of the incredible stone patio work by Swenson Granite is almost complete as well– and I will be sharing more soon. It’s been a really long journey to complete this house, but so worth it. Stay tuned!
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Photographs by Julia Dags
Wow! So beautiful! I cant wait to see the finished patio. I think in one of your YouTube videos you mentioned that you were creating a “flower room”? Is that still happening? I cant wait to see it!
Thanks! Yes it’s still happening! 🙂
Beautiful! Love the black steel. Very modern. Can’t wait to see a picture of it all done. Best always! XO
What is a guest mudroom? Does the house already have a mudroom for your family?
That breezeway is screaming fill me with live plants! (My houseplant addicted self is in no way jealous whatsoever ?)
Wow this is going to be beautiful! Totally get why your not moving . Stability very important and you will have 3 kids! It will all work out in the end . You have been through so much . One day at a time ! Cliche , but no truer words ! All the best to you and your family ?
I love the way the space is taking shape . Can that extra space be made into an extra bedroom for one of the kiddos ? Does it connect to the main house
Here’s some suggestions of what I’d add in the previous Kyle office space… A salon pedicure chair and a nail table. A beauty station to get blow outs/makeup/hair and then the other half I’d put in a screening room that the family can use for movies and have friends over… 🙂
You always look beautiful, but these photos really show your face is just glowing. Beautiful on the inside and outside! You must be so curious if your baby will look more like his brother or his sister. You’re such a good mom and you can tell by the way your kids are thriving.
Sending you extra FAITH to get through this change with your family. Challenging times make us grow stronger. You will get through this. Thank you for sharing your story. You are inspiring others every single day.
Great post! I love your idea of hosting a mama and me yoga class or baby group!
I have an unfinished basement I’d love to turn into a yoga studio. I’m actually hoping to get my yoga teacher certification to start teaching after my baby is born, weaned and sleeping through the night 🙂
Do you have any tips for mamas in a new area looking to make other Mama friends to potentially start a baby group?
Ohhhhhhh so that’s what a breezeway is. I couldn’t imagine not having a garage so i get the urgency to finish it. It all looks so beautiful with endless possibilities. Can’t wait to see the finished product!!
Love this addition to your home! Can’t wait to see all the details. You have made great decisions through the whole renovation!!
Enjoy Christmas and the New Year with your sweet family!