My husband and I have been happily renting this house for the past three years:
This Spring, we decided we were interested in buying our own house. We were pre-approved for a mortgage and started shopping.
Finding a house with a good space for my studio was a priority. We found a great house in Perrysburg, Ohio, which is 20 minutes north of where we currently live. It is not as charming on the outside as the rental house, but we hope to be able to increase the curb appeal.
We made an offer which was accepted, and then our closing date was scheduled for April 30th. Getting the mortgage was quite a process (proving self-employed income does complicate things somewhat!). But the closing went smoothly on the 30th. My husband and I are officially homeowners! Date of possession is Tuesday, May 20 and our big moving date is Saturday, May 24.
So, I’m sure you are curious about the studio space. :)
The house is in great condition with lots of updates throughout…except for the room that will be my studio. It has great tile flooring (gray), but the walls are wood paneling. It is a long, narrow room (14′ x 24′). Here is a photo of one end of the room (shown with the previous owner’s furniture):
And here is a photo of the other end of the room:
It has a lot of potential! I plan to paint the paneling and put some new light fixtures in. I am also shopping for a large rug to put under the piano. I have been pinning ideas and inspiration on this Pinterest board.
I have already planned out the floor plan, too. I was having trouble picturing how much space I would have and where the piano would go, so I downloaded a neat app called Room Planner. Using the app, I created this:
I’m going to miss teaching in this space…
…but I am looking forward to many more adventures in the new house. :)