For Show Me Your… , Brooke from Livin La Vida Garcia asked to see a room in my house. Well Brooke, I’ll do ya one better…
Yesterday we found a new house to rent!! Yay!! It’s situated right on the same street where I live now, so moving should be a piece of cake.
The layout is actually exactly the same as my current house, except it has a few extras, like closets, kitchen cabinets and air conditioning. The only drawback is that it has the same hideous floors as my current house. I’ve never seen such ugly floors in my life. (Although they’re great for hiding dirt…)
It’s not the prettiest house I’ve seen, but it should be quite comfortable for Jorge, me and the puppies. The master bedroom in particular is pretty cool. I think with a little paint and a little love it will be quite cute. 🙂 It’s got potential.
Here's the front, which I think we'll end up painting pale yellow or something because the color's a little faded at the moment. Unlike my current house, it has a gate!!! No grass, though. Still, it should be a nice place to sit and chat in the evenings with Jorge, or to have friends over. (On my street, people love to have patio parties on Fridays.)
Inside the front patio. There's a planter for a bugambilia tree or something!!! Hurrah! Success!
beams over the front patio. The owner's gonna clean them up a bit, and we're gonna try to get some climbing plants all over them. (There are some gorgeous climbers around here with huge yellow flowers.)
The living room. A bit depressing, but we'll figure something out. WHY CAN'T I GET AWAY FROM THESE AWFUL FLOORS???
Kitchen... same as my current one, but with prettier countertops and this one actually has cabinets! No more storage bins for this gringa.
Bathroom... the owner is planning on turning the sad sink into a vanity before we move in. I hope it happens. This one has doors!! My current shower is a curtain rod held up by a wire, with a flimsy curtain.
There's a cabinet above the toilet!!! No more cleaning products stuffed under the tank. 🙂 It looks a little sad though... maybe a little paint and some new handles?
Front bedroom. In my current house, this is the same room I have, except mine has no closet doors. Just an empty space and a bar. At the new house, this room will be Jorge's Nintendo room. (He's excited.)
The back bedroom. At my current house, it's just the front part of what you see here. The owners of this house have added on the back room. I think we're gonna use the first part as a dressing area, and the back part as the bedroom itself.
Closet doors and entrance in the "dressing area". I haven't had closet doors in 5 years. This is exciting.
Shelves in the dressing room! and storage space!! I haven't had shelves or storage in 5 years!
Peeking into the bedroom from the dressing room. A bit of lower tile missing, but the bed should cover that up.
Inside the bedroom. A domed ceiling!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and an air conditioning unit! Oh, the simple joys in life. (Negative: The window looks out onto the boring patio. We'll have to put some potted plants out there or something.)
The back patio, leading out from the kitchen. BLAAAAAAAH. Dog-friendly suggestions for sprucing it up are welcome!
Well, there it is. If you wanna know what my current house looks like… just imagine a completely stripped-down version of that. Like… this house, with just the walls and the disgusting floors.