New Family Room & Proposed Changes

by Sherry
Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes and the congrats on our new home.  If
you have followed this blog for anytime you know it has been a long search for the
right house.  I’ll be back later to share this journey with you but now I want to show
you our soon to be family room.
Photo of family room from MLS.


 The house is seven years old and needs a little updating.  The biggest change will be
replacing the family room windows with french doors.  This will open up the room and provide
access to the pool. There is a screen ( known in Florida as a cage) around the pool so these
new doors can be open for a breeze.
Back view of windows to be replaced.
The house passed inspection so we are planning on closing the end of April.  I can’t wait to
move in and start decorating.
 I hope you follow along as we make this house our home.

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) March 7, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Oh I am so excited for you, this is going to be fabulous and I know you will turn it into a dream home. Hugs, Marty

Betty Young March 7, 2014 - 8:10 pm

I love your new home. I will be so exciting to follow you on your journey decorating your beautiful new home. ( My husband saw the pool and said "I want that" LOL…) So do I. Thanks for sharing.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

NanaNor's March 7, 2014 - 8:26 pm

Hi Sherry, Happy Belated Birthday! I am excited for you-in fact, the recliners, in the photo of the family room, look like what we want for our new family room. We won't be moving until May and it is very hard to wait. We are so very anxious! I can't wait to see your new home and all your decorating.
Have a great weekend.

Laura @ Top This Top That March 7, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Sherry, congrats on finding a new home. No doubt it will feel like home on move in day. 🙂

Vel Criste March 7, 2014 - 8:53 pm

That makes perfect sense to put those doors there. Are you planning on closing the single door? Anyway, I'm so excited for you and can't wait to go along your decorating journey!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} March 7, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Congrats on the purchase and good luck! My family is still house hunting, hoping for some new homes to look at come spring here in the midwest:)xoKathleen

Coastal Cottage Dreams March 7, 2014 - 9:07 pm

So exciting. Congratulations.

Shelia March 7, 2014 - 9:39 pm

I'm so happy for you, Sherry. The den looks like a very nice space and large. The french doors will look wonderful opening out to that wonderful pool. I love it that it's screened it! Congrats.
Be a sweetie,

Debra Oliver March 7, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Yay!!!! congrats, this sounds like a wonderful house. so glad it has a perfect spot for your dad! and hey, Happy Belated BDay wishes!

NanaDiana March 7, 2014 - 10:23 pm

I am so very happy for you, Sherry. That is going to be a great house when you are done with it. It looks like it has good bones. Where in FL did you end up buying (if you don't mind my asking). IF (when) we sell here I am hoping to move back to Florida, too. I am thinking St. Augustine OR-other coast- Venice/Sarasota area. xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting March 7, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Very exciting Sherry…love the idea of adding the french doors!!

Ron March 7, 2014 - 11:09 pm


Calypso In The Country March 8, 2014 - 12:34 am

So exciting Sherry! I can't wait to see what you do in there! The french doors are a great idea. Happy Belated Birthday!
Cheers! – Shelley

Kelly March 8, 2014 - 3:04 am

I like the proposed changes you'll be making. The French doors will look great! I hope you know just how many people are envious of the weather you're having right now. LOL!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes March 8, 2014 - 4:46 am

I like the plans you have for the room. French doors are my favorite. I will definitely be following along, especially because a Florida home is probably in our future! Can't wait to see what you do!

sweet violets March 8, 2014 - 5:21 am

I'm so excited for you!!! Good luck with the move, and can't wait to see more pics!!!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne March 8, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear and see more of your new home! Hugs, Leena

Peggy Thal March 8, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Congratulations! Love your idea of putting doors to the pool. It will be beautiful. I think you might be using that pool a lot. It will be a bit of work but it will be fun decorating your new home and making it all yours.

Barbara Anne March 8, 2014 - 2:03 pm

What a joy this will be and I agree that French doors will be so lovely as well as improving the view and access to the pool. With that broad expanse of windows, will you have French doors and side windows?

63*F here today, so you'll hear no complaints from me. Perhaps the remainder of the snow will melt?

Cheers and hugs!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home March 8, 2014 - 2:16 pm

The French doors will really give you an indoor outdoor feeling. Great choice!

Donnamae March 8, 2014 - 2:38 pm

So happy for you! Can't wait to see what you all do! 😉

Junkchiccottage March 8, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Love love love your new place. You will have it looking fabulous with all your great decor. The French Doors to the pool will be gorgeous. Congrats.

[email protected] Designs March 8, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Great idea to change those windows to French doors…I am sure you are over the top anxious to get in the house and start decorating and remodeling…so happy for you!!!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color March 8, 2014 - 5:28 pm

I am so happy for you, Sherry! Congratulations and belated birthday greetings to you! Your room looks so lovely, bright and cheerful….the French doors will look gorgeous opening out to the pool! Must be so exciting for you as you make it all yours:)Hugs, Poppy

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles March 9, 2014 - 1:43 am

Congratulations, Sherry! That is so exciting. I have always been curious about those pool cages- do you still get a suntan through the mesh, or does it filter out most of the sun's rays?

The Tuscan Home March 9, 2014 - 1:39 pm

How exciting, can't wait to see the changes.

Maureen Wyatt March 10, 2014 - 6:22 am

Love the changes you have in mind for that room!

Suzan Sweatman March 10, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Congratulations Sherry!!!
This is going to be fun to watch 🙂
Does the " cage " wrap around the entire house?

jayneonweedstreet March 11, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Sherry, I cant wait to see what you do! We are going South to look at homes this week! So I will be really excited to see your journey!!

Sarah March 12, 2014 - 10:45 pm

Sherry, so excited for you that you found a new home. Love the idea of the French doors out to the pool. Eager to see all your updates on this new abode.

Lee Dewsnap March 14, 2014 - 6:50 am

I can't wait to see what you do, it is exciting to be able to start a new project. I have been three years in my little cottage and it's still not finished. I have almost finished my study and hope to post the reveal in a few weeks time.



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