So today is the big day!!! I woke up before 6 this morning because I was so excited! I work for the morning and then should be able to pick up the keys from our realtor!! We went to the house last night for a final walk-through with the seller and our realtor, just to make sure everything was in place and good to go. He actually has left us a bunch of good stuff- cleaning supplies, tons of paint, 2 boxes of laminate flooring that matches the stuff already in the kitchen, foam underlay, and paint chips. We forgot to look in the shed outside. Hopefully he didn't leave any junk in there, unless he left us the lawnmower!! That would be ok!
The house is very small- probably about the same size as our apartment, so we are going to have to be creative with our layout and storage. The kitchen is open to the living room and there is no actual eating area so we are going to have to incorporate it into the living room. I liked this idea (see picture) from The Nest, and think it can work in our house.