Breaking Up is Hard to Do: A Home Tour

Think about your very first home.  I am sure you have very great memories of the time you spent there. Maybe you did a lot of DIY projects there, or maybe it was the home that you came back to after you were married, maybe it is the place you brought your babies home to. First homes are like first loves…they will always be looked back on with fondness.

Jeff had our home for about 7 years before we got married. Once we got engaged, we did renovations on the main floor. It was so much fun to embark on this project together. A year later, we refinished the basement. I really enjoyed making this home our own and putting our own personal touches throughout the space. Those of you who love to decorate understand what it is like the first time you have a clean slate to make your own! Needless to say, a lot of time, money, and love has gone into making our house a home. That is why I wanted to do this post.

Jeff and I have decided that we are going to start looking for a new home in the suburbs north of us within the next couple of months. While I am very excited about this because our family lives there and we both work up there, I have to say that a part of me will be very sad when we do leave this home. Let’s face it…breaking up is hard to do.  It is a place that I will always cherish. Enjoy the tour of our labor of love!

We will start in the sunroom:

 This is the living room. It is one of my favorite rooms in the house:

This is the family room right next to the living room:


 This is the foyer right off of the family room. This is the area that go infested with mites that I had to redo. It is not finished yet. Planning to put a small shutter with a lighted sconce on it over the chair.


 We did not do a lot of renovations in the kitchen because we knew this house would eventually be a rental.

This is the dining room:

 Jeff used the first bedroom in the house for his office/shrine to University of Alabama footbal. The first time I walked in there I got sick to my stomach. Haven’t gone back in since. I have hidden some Gator parafanalia in the room that he has yet to find.

Here is the first guest bath/powder room:

This is the second bedroom:


The other guest bedroom:

 This is the bathroom that is connected to the guest room. This is also one of my favorite spots in the house!

 When we refinished the basement, we did not make any extra rooms. Our bedroom and bathroom had already been down there, so we kept that and just spruced up the other area. We use this area as a work space, extra storage, lounge area, and a workout area!  Here is a look at the main area:




The final area in the house is the master bedroom and bathroom, which are both located in the basement. We have more bathroom and closet space down here, so that is why we chose to have our room in the basement.



 Hope you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. #1 • Whitney said on July 11 2012:

    Good luck house shopping Lauren!!

  2. #2 • Shanee said on September 9 2012:

    You have a beautiful home; I love your style! You have collected so many wonderful things. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new home!

  3. #3 • admin said on September 12 2012:

    Thank you, Shanee!