Anywho, today I'm sharing with you guys our fourth house. If you're just joining, I'm sharing how my style (or lack thereof) has changed over the years and with each house. You can catch up by clicking on our first house, second house, and third house.
This fourth house was the one we rented when we first moved to the Houston area. Mike came down a few months before the kids and I since we were still trying to sell our home back in Wichita. He took care of finding our rental house for us. It was really nice not having to stress about it. Well I mean he stressed, but I didn't ;)
Our Fourth House - Houston, TX 2013
I am really grateful for this house that we rented. It was an incredibly nice house and it taught me a lot. I learned what worked and didn't work for us, which was oh so helpful when it came time to build our current home. Example: Fully tiled floors seemed like a great idea after coming from our last home which was mostly carpeted and was always in need of cleaning (muddy dog feet, young kids, etc). But, after living with it for a few months and constantly breaking anything that came into contact with it and fretting over Sam cracking his head open on it, we decided it wasn't a good choice for us after all. Mostly, I realized how important square rooms were to me. I know that might sound strange, but this house and so many model homes that we looked at all had irregular shaped rooms. Arranging furniture was a NIGHTMARE for me. It was also while living at this house that I decided to say goodbye to the patterned drapes and yellow pillows from our last house, and go completely neutral.
The laundry room was my favorite transformation in this house. Proof that you can make a big impact with temporary and affordable changes. Check it out here.
You can check out a full tour of this home on my Home Tour tab here.
Only one more post to share with you guys in this little series! Our fifth and current house.