Home Tour

 This month for our Not Just A Mom series we're sharing a tour of our homes.  My husband and I built our house (with the help of some professionals and our families). We did a LOT of the work ourselves from start to finish with everyone pitching in with their area of expertise.  We had only been married for a year or so at the time and while it was so stressful we knew we were so blessed to be building our dream home so early/ young.  


While we have changed things like paint color and furniture over the years not much else has changed.  Though we did enclose our 2 story foyer to make another room. 

Walking in the front door:  Straight ahead is the great room and to the immediate right is a dining/ living room.



The other doorway off the dining room leads to the kitchen; which also leads back to the great room.  Most of our downstairs is one big open circle. 




There are three other doorways off the great room; one leading to the deck, one to the playroom/office, and one to a small hallway to the garage. 





There is a small 1/2 bath just before the garage and a giant closet near the garage for all our coats, shoes, gloves and hats.






At the top of the stairs the room above the foyer has become a utility/ storage area.



To the immediate right is our bedroom; which also houses my crafting stuff now. 


We have our own bathroom and a big walk in closet.





The walkway from our room to the rest of the upstairs overlooks the great room.


Straight ahead is Evan's bedroom:


In between Evan and Alec's room is a linen closet.  Across from Alec's room is the boys' bathroom. Ian's room is at the end over the garage and tucked into the left between the bathroom and Ian's room is the laundry room.






Our basement is currently being worked on; we're putting in a suspended ceiling, a waterproof Pergo floor, and our new kitchen cabinets/ countertop that we're making.  

Off the basement is a walkout patio to the lake. 


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  1. Love the layout and space you have- you did a beautiful job and on the lake? What more could you want!? :)

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  2. You were indeed lucky to be so involved in building your home - lovely! #MMBC

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    1. We definitely were. We made some changes along the way to our original plans and while there are always things I seem to want to change it has been a wonderful house for us.

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  3. Your home is beautiful and it is so special you and your husband built it yourselves. x

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    1. Thank you! I learned so much during the whole process too.

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  4. I love your home! So spacious. That’s such a great idea to make the extra room where needed and I love your lake views! Stunning

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  5. You have a beautiful home. How satisfying that you built it yourselves! I would love a deck just like that. #MMBC

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    1. It was very satisfying to have a hand in the actual process; even if it felt overwhelming at times.

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  6. That's so neat that you got to build your home so early in your marriage. Dave and I had been married for five years when we bought our home and we DEFINITELY didn't build it! It's an older house with a lot of character but we could use a few of our own design elements :)

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    1. We were quite fortunate; but I'm not so sure I'd want to build again... ever. LOL. So many decisions and choices and hurdles that pop up along the way.

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  7. I love your big bedrooms and great room. Your view is unbeatable, and how great you have enjoyed your dream home for so long.

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  8. Hi Joanne, you have a beautiful home with views of the lake. I can see why you enjoy reading books outside. Thanks for the tour of your home.

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    1. Thanks! I was thinking the same thing as I toured your house.

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  10. That patio and your deck are both SO nice! And you can't beat that view!! I loved seeing more of your beautiful home!

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    1. Thanks! It is a lovely view all year long; I love that it always seems to change.

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  11. I love how open your first floor is and how you maximize those gorgeous lake views! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Yes, we wanted lots of really large windows everywhere to let in those views and as much lighting as we could.

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  12. So cool to have built your home! It's gorgeous.

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  13. I am so impressed at how beautiful & ORGANIZED your home is

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    1. Yeah, I am pretty much a compulsive neat freak.. :)

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  14. love your house. You did a great job designing it yourself. Im jealous of your lake out your backdoor.

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  15. I love home tours. I love seeing inside of other people's homes. So cool to see how different each home is.

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    1. I do too! I am loving this series... and I've gotten lots of great ideas from it too.

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  16. Your home is beautiful!! So jealous of your craft room and that peaceful lake view!

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  17. Isn't it fabulous to build your own home! And on such a fantastic spot!

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  18. Your home is lovely! I especially love the large kitchen and the patio to the lake.

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    1. Thank you! The patio is definitely one of our favorite spots all spring and summer.

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  19. I love how homey your home is, and the views are to die for, obviously! Also, you make brighter colors look so wonderful! Love it!

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    1. Thank you! We had a painter come in to prime it all and when I saw all the white I just KNEW we needed lots of color. I love color.

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  20. What a lovely home! I adore your use of colour. As for that patio...

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  21. Oh how I enjoyed seeing your house that you made a home. Lovely rooms and I loved how much you have made the adaptations along the way. A true family home. Well done guys!

    Thank you for linking up for LifeThisWeek. It's always good to see you link up a post. Next week, the optional prompt is 29/51 Please. 19 July. I will be sharing a post about Head and Neck Cancer in the lead up to World Head & Neck Cancer Day 27.7.2021. Gotta keep the awareness happening! Take care, Denyse.

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  22. Wow what an incredible home you have - especially considering that you built it!
    Every room is filled with love!
    Thanks for sharing your special memories at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

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  23. Joanne, how great that you built your forever dream home so early on! It is a beautiful home! I love all the shades of green that you have incorporated into your decor. And I really love the set up of your master bedroom. Thanks for sharing and linking!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you! I am a sucker for greens and blues.

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  24. Love the windows, and of course, the lake view. And knowing that there are so many beautiful hikes right beyond your doorstep. The blue and green wall color works so well together. When you are crafting, do you work in your bedroom? Part of my trouble crafting it that all of my stuff is upstairs. So when PC is home, I hate to be upstairs when he is downstairs.

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    1. I do work in my bedroom when I'm crafting; usually I craft while my husband is busy working and the kids are all shuttled away in their rooms on their phones or devices.

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