I love our new house. It has always been a dream of ours to live in a Queenslander, and I love that our dream has come to fruition!
So here’s a little peak inside our beautiful new home.
This is one side of our lovely sunroom. It’s so bright and lovely with windows everywhere. We have turned the end of it into our dining room, although we mostly eat outside these days.
This is the front side of our sunroom. And if you came to stay with us, you would sleep on that cute new sofa-bed.
If you sit on the sofa-bed, you look through this cute window. I like this little feature.. the left-over now internal window from when the sunroom was once a veranda.
This is our wonderful kitchen. At our old house, we had the smallest kitchen of all time. We could barely both be in there at the same time. You could almost have a party in this kitchen! The only thing it’s missing is a pantry (weird huh?), but use that cabinet on the left as our pantry and it works wonderfully.
Oh bench space, how I love you! We also have a fantastic new gas stove & oven. Another favourite feature.
This is Mayana’s little play corner. In the days pre-sunroom, this was the main entrance into the house, and still has the original front door. The archway there opens into our lounge room. Also, notice our cute little stain-glass window there?
This is our lounge room. It is air-conditioned and has a ceiling fan, which is blissful. It also has two super-cute built in bookshelves, which have come in super handy because we got rid of our old, dodgy op-shop book cases when we moved. While I’m here, I’d like to point out our new 42” TV (my husband’s pride & joy), and my new favourite piece of furniture, our TV cabinet. We had to update, because our old TV cabinet was a corner unit, and our new lounge has no corners! We have kept it though, because it is beautiful and special and my Pop made it. It will live in the office with our old TV, and I will kick my husband out there when I want to watch things he doesn’t. Haha.
This is Mayana’s room. As you can see, it’s still a bit of a work-in-progress. We are still coming up with some storage solutions, and I think we need to have a bit more of a play with the furniture arrangement. She is, however, extremely proud of her room and drags every visitor straight in there to have a look at her ‘Big Girl Room’.
This is our beautiful bedroom. It is about two-and-a-half times bigger than our old room. It also has a gorgeous bay window with window seat. It’s so bright and airy, we’re very happy with it. Our window seat is one of Mayana’s favourite places to play, and she can often be found there having tea parties with her toys.
This is our deck. We have added a canopy, as it had no shade – and we use it a lot more now… almost every meal. Mayana plays out here in her little wading pool at least once a day. Now that it is shaded, and has a means to keep out the mozzies, it is a lovely extra ‘room’ for our home.
And our yard! It is unbelievably huge. It’s a great place to wear Mayana out, and it wears Pete out too, when he has to mow it once a fortnight or so. According to the local council, it is large enough for us to have 16 budgies and no more than 6 chooks. There is already even a built-in aviary for the budgies. Like I said in a previous post, Pete has plans ready to build his chicken coop this week, and we’re all looking forward to the eggs! Pete also has grand plans for a vegie patch. He and Mayana spend a lot of time out here, and why not!
Our house also has a
study craft room (teehee), but it is in no state to be plastered all over the internet just now! I’ll keep you posted once it’s more organised.
We also have a large area under the house, which Pete has adopted as a man cave. There’s lots of room for storage, and a lounge room, and a place to keep our car. But what space is left is housing his new gym, his boxing bag, and his barbeque. Like my craft room, I think the man cave is still a work in progress.
So there you go! I hope you enjoyed my little tour of our lovely new home.
So there you go, a whirlwind tour of our beautiful home.