My favorite part of the new house is every single thing in the new house.
If I’m talking about the kitchen, I’ll tell you it’s my favorite part. If I’m showing you our new bedroom, I’ll muse over the view and the ceilings and how it’s my favorite part. If we’re discussing the mudroom, I’ll rave over how having a mudroom has to be my favorite part.
So take this next statement with a Kim-size grain of salt: The outside is my favorite part.
Ryan, my brother and our dads worked this weekend to finish shingling the front and back roofs. The real goal is to get it all weather tight before the snow falls.
And it’s close.
But I don’t want to talk about that. Because this outside work has me hearing voices about exterior lighting. Yes, exterior lighting is totally a thing.
Because Pinterest whispers to me: “You need the most stunning outdoor lighting.”
“Your soffits deserve to be fully lit at night,” Pinterest croons.
(via Joy Tribout)
“In fact,” Pinterest tells me. “Your house should actually GLOW.”
(via The Polished Pebble)
And if there’s one thing I know about life, it’s that you should always listen to Pinterest.
So I’m dreaming of can lighting in the front garage soffits. Wouldn’t that be perfect? (You can also go ahead and imagine all the beautiful landscaping below. I am.)
And then I’ll need some sort of light fixture (or fixtures plural?) on the peak at the front.
What’s that? You want a poorly-made mockup? I aim to please.
Moving on to other things Pinterest has been telling me.
Lights above the garage door.
But I’m not sure where the lights should go. Here’s a quick peak at the garage side with siding.
And a nearly professional mockup with lights right above.
Or maybe high above to match the front.
Basically, as Ryan and the dream team are spending days working their hearts out on this house, I’m letting Pinterest manipulate me.