House Plans: The Kitchen and Living Room

I mentioned in my full home tour that I would go more in depth as to the plans we have for specific areas in our house. Today is all about the kitchen and living room. Kitchen and living room plans. She Loves Happy Lifestyle Blog I love my kitchen. A lot. I have so many cabinets that I don’t know what to do with myself. Most of the things we have planned for this area are way down the road kind of stuff but since we have a plan now, we can start saving for the big things. Here’s what we have in mind:

  • Paint the cabinets (probably white) and add some sort of oil-rubbed bronze hardware to give them more dimension.
  • Update the stove and refrigerator.
  • Replace countertops with something kind of like this or this
  • Install wood flooring that extends through the whole house

Kitchen and living room plans. She Loves Happy Lifestyle Blog

  • Hang a pendant over the sink like this.
  • Hang curtains.
  • Replace sink with one like this and the faucet with one like this.
  • Possibly add a tile backsplash?

Kitchen and living room plans. She Loves Happy Lifestyle Blog The living room /dining area is the place in the house that looks the most “done” but I already have plans to totally change things around in here as far as decor. There aren’t many expensive or drastic changes we want to make but a few things like:

  • Install wood flooring throughout the house.
  • Hang light fixture over the dining room table. I’m on the hunt for something less generic and more unique and antique-y.
  • Install crown molding.

I can’t wait to start crossing these things off the list!

The Full Home Tour

The day is here for a full home tour post. I have been very hesitant to do this because my house is absolutely no where near being done, or even close to that point. However, I knew that I should do it so that you can come along with me in this journey into making it what I dream it to look like in my head. So just so it’s clear everyone, my house is still a major work-in-progress! 

A couple of the rooms, like the kitchen/living room, bathrooms, office, and bedroom, I will go way more in depth as to the plans we have for them in another post so be on the lookout for that.
IMG_0591The thing I love most about our house is the very open floor plan. The kitchen, living room, and entryway are all in one big space. This is very ideal for us because we love having people over and kids are here constantly so the space to run and play is a must (Can anyone spy Jett’s noggin in the picture above?)

This was the first area we tackled as soon as we moved in. Once the walls were painted we made a trip to IKEA and got curtains, pillows, shelves, an entertainment center, and frames to put wedding photos in. Being the planner I am, I had already been buying and making stuff for our new home before we were married and when he lived in an apartment by himself.








The guest bathroom….it’s ginormous. You could probably consider it a 4th bedroom that’s how big it is. IMG_0527


IMG_0530The office is one of the next rooms on my to-do list. I have many plans for this room that include lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of organization. Lots, people!

IMG_0557 This is the playroom/ future nursery. Is it bad that I’m already planning 2 years in advance how I want to decorate in here for when we have a baby? That’s probably a bit much…


My plan is to keep our bedroom nice and simple with not too much furniture or color. I want this room to stay clean and bright but without being too stimulating to the eyes. I have plans for a gallery wall on the west side of the room and someday we’ll get a bed frame.


And finally the master bathroom! IMG_0609


Like I said, many of these rooms I will go more in depth with our plans with inspiration boards and everything! I know you are as excited as I am!