What I Love About Our Home

Grace from Sense and Simplicity and Janice from Canadian Cottage have both posted about what they love about their homes. I enjoyed their posts and decided to join in.

So, welcome to our home and I hope you enjoy the tour.

We live in a great subdivision neighbourhood in a medium sized town. We are within driving distance of major urban centres, but have farms, parks and countryside within only a 5-10 minute walk. Our home is medium sized for our neighbourhood at 1900 sq.ft. plus a finished basement. Upstairs we have four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room. On the main floor is a living room, family room, dining room, kitchen with eat in area, and a small washroom. Our basement has a large guest room, bathroom, living area, and a kitchen that we are taking out, plus tons of storage room and closets.

I love our brick colour and the board detail above the windows at the front of the house. Our roof has lots of interesting peaks too.

I love the light streaming through our bedroom windows and like the cathedral ceiling area above the bay.

I love our large soaking tub in the ensuite.

The back of our home has a cathedral ceiling with skylights over the eat in area of the kitchen and back of the family room, providing great light and an awesome view of incoming clouds or storms.

I dream of a large wrap-around porch but we love our little covered porch. It is just enough room for a couple of chairs and has a vinyl beadboard ceiling that matches trim on the rest of the house.

This past summer we installed a Unilock Brussels Brick patio in our small back yard. We added wide steps from the patio doors that encourages us to get out and enjoy our backyard more.

This spring we got a permit from the Fire Deptartment and added this little firepit between the patio and back garden bed. It gives us a nice spot to make s'mores and enjoy an evening under the stars, even when we aren't camping.

We enjoy lots of potted plants and the perennial garden bed along our fence lines.

 I hope you enjoyed the little tour of what I like about our home. Grace has been adding the tours to her blog, so be sure to stop by Sense and Simplicity to see more.


  1. I love it. Our houses are sooo similar - except you have a cute patio at the back and we don't (porch coming soon, hopefully). I loved the little tour - thanks for posting it.

  2. Your patio, porch and flowers are beautiful. I can see why you love your house. That picture of the bay windows is stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a lovely home!
    Thank you for the tour!
    I would love your home, too!

  4. You have a beautiful home. I really like your patio and flowers. Lovely!

  5. I love the bay window and the soaking tub. I'm so jelous of your flowers! They are gorgeous. Came over from Sense and Simplicity. Thanks for posting.

  6. Beautiful home Elizabeth! I am drawn to you lovely yard and all of it's glorious flowers. I am anxious to have all of those flowers once again myself! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Very pretty home Elizabeth, warm and homey.
    I enjoyed the tour and became a follower!
    Pamela from French Buttons

  8. What a lovely home and yard. Love the brick patio and the fire pit.

  9. Wow, you have a wonderful home!
    all your decorating stuff must keep you busy.
    you keep your home nice and fresh but i bet that your family members find it funny that nothing is ever in the same spot when they visit.


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