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Posted July 31, 2013 in Community Featured, Urbandale
The Povah family — Adam, Owen, Aubrey, Aiden and Erin — were hooked on their home from the very beginning.

The Povah family — Adam, Owen, Aubrey, Aiden and Erin — were hooked on their home from the very beginning.

With three children younger than 4, the Povah home emulates the feeling of family. They bought the 2012-built home in May of that year and were hooked from the very beginning.

“We needed four bedrooms and a laundry room all on the same level, which this home has. We also loved the large front yard and corner lot with no neighbors directly behind us,” says mother and part-time pharmaceutical sales associate, Erin Povah.

As other families with children can relate, there is a lot that goes into buying a home with little ones around.

“We have 4-year-old twins and a 3-year-old, so this home was perfect for us. It’s really close to Schuler Elementary and located in a very kid-friendly neighborhood. Our house is always sprinkled with toys everywhere, so we’ve learned to accept the mess,” says Povah.

The occasional mess doesn’t stop the family from making the house functional and fun.

“Our house can be a little hectic with three kids under 4, but we’ve become accustomed to the chaos. It will never be as clean or organized as I would like, but that’s part of raising a young family,” she says.

In addition to the daily activities of a family, the Povahs also enjoy entertaining at their home.

“We love to entertain our friends and family. It’s not unusual for us to host an impromptu party at the house,” Povah says. “Our large island makes a great space for friends to hang around and talk.”

photo 1Friends can see that the Povahs are passionate their home.

“Our friends have told us our home really represents our personality as a family,” she says. “Everything from the rugs to the wall decor to the paint colors were designed by myself. It has a little bit of a modern feel, but still casual enough that it’s comfortable and functional for our needs.”

That’s not the only decor that Povah has had a hand in.

“My favorite DIY project we’ve done so far has to be the main level bathroom,” she says. “I framed the mirror myself, painted the walls grey and added a metallic chevron design to one of the walls. It turned out amazing.”

She has also put up a photo wall, planted trees, and painted but she’s not quite done yet.

“We bought the house with an unfinished basement and would like to start working on finishing it in the next year,” Povah says.

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