So… now that we have settled (and the maid has tidied up!) I can post some pics of our new house :)

We moved in on 1 October 2009… and the transfers etc went through about a week later… so, Peter and I are officially home owners :)

It’s a 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed unit in a complex of 21 units, in Kyalami Hills. Sectional title with a garden around 3 sides and an undercover patio.

our house :)

our house :)

The ceilings are really high – which makes the house echo, and also makes it very airy and it feels more spacious. Not sure how cold it’ll be in winter though.

High Ceiling

High Ceiling

ABOVE PIC: we have bought new light fittings – more dangly ones … will post pics when we’ve put them up. Also, that wall on the right needs a BIG painting or something (i have a plan for the wall – never fear!)

As you come in the front door (into the dining area) there are 3 windows that we don’t know what to do with… they currently have cheap ‘n nasty blinds… I don’t want curtains, they are too blowy in the wind… maybe blinds? but what kind…?? any suggestions? My Sister, @LaceMutt said she had some ideas – but hasn’t told me yet :( … so suggestions are welcome :D

windows

windows

KITCHEN…

Theres a HUGE pantry cupboard… Not quite big enough to swing a cat – but you could DEFINATELY twirl a kitten ;)

pantry

pantry

There’s a wall between the main section of kitchen and the scullery area … which we want to knock down – to make the kitchen feel bigger, and make it lighter – the window is in the scullery section and the wall blocks the light to the main section… so we’ll see how that goes.

See the wall on the left?? The scullery is behind there – we want to knock it down and put a counter there. The front door is on the right of the pic – it leads to a little entrance hall and into the double garage.

Down the passage to the kitchen

Down the passage to the kitchen

The scullery area which will be joined up to the main part of the kitchen (hopefully!)

scullery

scullery

Ok, so – ummm… this is the bast bath in the world, and it’s in MY BATHROOM! WOO HOO!! it’s just the right length and the angle is just right and its nice and big!

best bath

best bath

The main bedroom (see where the alarm eye thingy is?? THAT is where normal ceilings stop)

Main room

Main room

My Office (picture is a bit dodgy – sorry!… and I need proper office chairs)

office

office

Spare Room – not sure what we gonna do with this one! Probably a spare bedroom for our guests (HAHAHA!)

spareRoom

spareRoom

The garden is pretty established (5 lollipop hibiscus trees… 2 big palms, one medium palm, 2 cycad type palm things, a bunch of delicious monsters and some other greenery). The beagles are happy :)

garden by the patio

garden by the patio

harry in the garden

harry in the garden

Then there’s the undercover patio – for braais, drinks, sun downers, al fresco breakfasts and a resting spot for beagles! Great view of the palm trees and stuff :D

patio

patio

so… yay us!

I’ll post pictures as time goes on – with updates on the kitchen wall… the new dangly lights… garden developments and more!

There are MUCH more pics on Facebook

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