Selling a home is stressful even when it goes relatively smooth, but when things go wrong–you might just feel like the world is against you. We have learned that anything can go wrong. In fact, the day before we were scheduled to close this time around, our basement flooded due to all the rain Utah was getting. What? No! It felt like a cruel joke. Luckily, in the seller’s disclosures we noted that this had happened before, so the buyer wasn’t turned off, but we did end up offering her a little extra money at closing to ease her mind, cover any clean up and, really, to make sure she would go through with the sale. It was worth it to us.
We won’t close on our new house until next Monday since our lender needed 7 days after they locked in our new rate, but we’re looking forward to getting started here. We had plans to tear up all the tile and carpet on (at least) the first floor and lay hardwood flooring right off the bat, but our plans have changed. We are getting a little more back from our home sale than we previously determined and it is enough to redo the whole kitchen and get all new floors or pay off all of Chris’s student loans–something we are really anxious to do. Paying of the student loans really made more financial sense for us, so we’ll continue tackling projects as we save for them and we’ll be squirreling away hardwood flooring money to do that as soon as we can. The tile is already cold and it isn’t even winter here yet, but at least Charly loves it.
In closing, thank you. Thank you for rooting for us and allowing us to share this new adventure with you. It definitely wasn’t always pretty, but we made it through and Chris and I continuously talk about how wonderful it has been to have you all on the other side of the computer. It’s always motivating and we’re celebrating with all of you. Cheers!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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