Monday, January 17, 2011

The Inside Of The Rental

I think I promised I would show our rental house. Today will be the inside because I forgot to do the outside (!).

These aren't exactly in order but maybe you can figure it out. The house is about 1300 square feet, perfectly rectangular. There is an attached garage that makes the entire house an "L" shape, but judging from the other homes in the area I think it was added after the house was built.

So here is the living room from the entry way. We are looking towards the front corner of the house.
Here's from the other corner. The dining area is right behind me. There is a big map of Douglas County on the wall that we check where all the properties are. I'm pretty sure we've driven all over the entire county and seen everything so far.
Here's kind of another view of the same, just closer so you can see our little area. My husband hangs out on the little sofa and I usually take over the bigger sofa. We stopped burning in the fireplace because it's too much of a pain when the smoke starts backing into the house. There must be some sort of design flaw with that ugly thing.
Behind the big sofa on the wall is my desk where I have my printer and bills and miscellaneous other papers. You can see the corner of the map on the wall. The desk may be messy but I know where everything is! ☺ (Ollie The Fluffy Cat is in her favorite place--on my chair.)
Here's that dining area I mentioned earlier. We didn't bring the chairs in because the cushions got wet and they were all old and funky anyway. One thing we forgot about when we figured we'd just replace them was that this place doesn't really have a year round out-doorsie kind of climate. We'll have to wait until spring when the Lowe's or Home Depot restocks their patio furniture department to get replacement cushions. Hopefully we'll be on our way to our new place by then...
You saw part of this bathroom earlier (the rat in the tub). These bathrooms are so small. Or maybe I'm just too fat? Anyhow this is the guest bathroom off the hall in the middle of the house. This is where I have my stuff.
A little further over.
Our bedroom from the hall door. The window looks to the back yard.
This is from my side of the bed (where the dog beds are on the floor). The closet is behind me and we're looking at the little bathroom door.
Here's the bathroom from the little door we were just looking at. The door we're looking at now leads to the laundry room.
The sink. This wall is shared by the guest bathroom. I sometimes think if we opened the medicine cabinets at the same time we'd be looking at each other!
Here's the hall. The first door on the left is the guest bathroom, right next to it is our bedroom. Opposite the bathroom and our bedroom are two other bedrooms. One is empty and the other is full of empty boxes and other boxes we didn't want to leave in the damp garage.
Swinging to the left is the entry way. You can see the front door and the open door on the right is to the laundry room. Opposite the laundry door is the kitchen.
Here's the laundry room. To my left would be the door to the master bedroom bathroom. To my right is the door to the entry way. And directly behind me is the door to the garage. I had to put the baby gate up so the dogs (mostly Chester) would stay out of the cat area. At night the gate goes across the door from the master bath to bedroom, the dog bed (in the lower left) goes on the bathroom floor and the door from the laundry to the bathroom is closed. Chester is put into the bathroom and this way if he can't wait for us to get up in time and has an "accident" it's easy to clean.
And from that lovely visual we go to the kitchen. This is the view from the entry way with the dining area in the back.
Click here to see from the other end.

I'll try and get some pictures of the outside soon.

4 comments:

john said...
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Anonymous said...

That is not too shabby, I had something much smaller
and darker and older in my head, this is not bad at all
perfect place for a 'home base'. Plus if you compare it to our place its probably bigger and newer!! The fireplace I think was built by the same person! Thanks for the tour!!
Patti

Anonymous said...

It's temporary. Nothing like the beauty you left in Bakersfield.

Anonymous said...

I agree with all comments. This isn't 'your' house and hopefully you will find something just for you soon.

I must have missed the rat story! EWWWW. A peeping rat! Did you get the new surround yet?

You'll get used to the 'seasonal' items. The good thing is that when they go on sale they're really a great deal!

Love, LC