My Parent's New House Tour

If you missed our announcement on Instagram, my parents bought a new house! They are moving 2.5 hours north of where they currently live (and where I grew up) in California, to a beautiful suburb of Sacramento. This past week I've been in CA to see their new house, then go back to their current house so I could say goodbye to my childhood home. It's such a bittersweet time! If you've gone through this, I'd love to hear how got through it (it feels so emotional for me!) and what things you did to commemorate your time in your home. Thankfully we were able to get a family picture together in front of the house!

Next week I'll share some photos of the house I grew up in, but today I wanted to give you a little tour of the NEW house! You'll need to look past the paint swatches and the random stuff in all these photos because work had already started by the time I snapped these pictures, but you'll get the idea ;)

All the walls have been painted since these photos and we're actually going to see how it turned out today! We went with a nice, lighter greige color. We're hoping to take the home "coastal farmhouse" to bring in their love for the water!

Come on in...

When you walk in and turn right, you head into the dining room. The coffered ceiling is so beautiful in here! 

The main living space is what we're calling "the great room" and it has sliding doors that fully open to the backyard. The fireplace mantle that you see will be completely redone in a few months, so I'll be excited to share that renovation with you!

The kitchen overlooks the great room and has a nice, big island! To the right of the kitchen is the breakfast nook, then through there (where my dad is standing on a cabinet in these photos haha!!) is his office.

I'm standing in the breakfast nook taking this picture looking into the kitchen. 

Here's a peek into the breakfast nook and office. We're getting doors put on this opening into the office to help with sound when my dad is on a call. We're either doing barn doors or french doors! The shiplap ceiling in the breakfast nook is a favorite feature of mine.

Here's the office with pretty builtins. Can't wait to style these ;)

Off the kitchen is a small nook with the door to the laundry room to the left. We're making this their wine bar area and will be installing a wine fridge with some wine racks. It's going to be really fun!

Laundry room is going blue! I tried to convince my parents to do blue cabinets, but they wouldn't go for it ;) So blue walls it is!

This is the powder bathroom that's located to the right of the great room mantle. This is getting a major facelift with wallpaper, a new vanity and we're also adding a can light in the ceiling because it's super dark right now.

This is the guest room with an attached bathroom. It has a pretty bay window looking to the front of the house.

The Master is at the back of the house and has a slider out to the backyard. It's a really spacious room! We're getting new carpet in here.

The bed will be centered between these two windows. And all new light fixtures are going throughout the house!

Here's the master bath:

We'll be framing out these mirrors, changing the light fixtures, paint and if we need to change the floors later, we will, but we're hoping to make them work. I didn't get a photo, but there's a soaking tub and a tile shower on the opposite wall of these mirrors. 

The backyard is really lovely! They have this covered porch area that's called the "California Room" which will be nice for an outdoor sofa, table and chairs. 

There is also some gorgeous landscaping! Good thing my mom has a green thumb :) 

I'm really excited to help my parent's make this feel like home over the next several months (stay tuned for updates!)  and I can't wait to make some new memories here with them!


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  1. Gorgeous! Love seeing the pictures and can't wait to see what you do with it!

  2. Love the house it is beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product. My Mom sold our family home 2 years after my Dad passed away suddenly. It was kind of strange but I went through and took pictures of everything, took a set of blue prints (there were plenty of extra copies) because we were the 2nd family to live in this custom built home and the 1st owners paid such attention to detail. I was the last child to leave that house when I moved out and on that day, I was the last one to leave the house again. It was kind of a poignant moment for me.

    1. Thank you! That is so hard. I'm so sorry that you had to go through that. I'm sure it was extra tender leaving the house because of your dad's passing. I love the blue print idea! I wish we had those, I'd have framed them! Thinking of you!


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