The This Is Us cast is just getting back to work on season two, but the Emmy-nominated series isn鈥檛 the only thing occupying Mandy Moore鈥檚 mind. The leading lady is deep in renovations on her new Pasadena house, where she plans to fully embrace this exciting stage of her life 鈥 her clean slate 鈥 by creating a home with her boyfriend, Dawes鈥 Taylor Goldsmith.

鈥淚 feel like the last year of my life has really been such a cleansing period and yeah, the house is totally symbolic of where I鈥檓 lucky enough to find myself at this point in my life, at 33,鈥 Moore told People in a new interview. 鈥淚鈥檓 ready to start over, start from scratch. I鈥檓 so enthusiastic about embracing that. I can鈥檛 wait. It鈥檚 the best feeling.鈥

And Moore鈥檚 happiness shines through! She recently posted an Instagram photo celebrating two years with her beau, captioning it, 鈥淭he best 2 years. Never not smiling with you, T.鈥

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Though the two already live together, Moore wants to make their new house a true home base. 鈥淗e has a ton of books and records, so we made sure in the design of the house that we鈥檙e doing a lot of built-ins and bookshelves,鈥 she explained to People.

There is one obstacle in the way of their perfect home, though: Goldsmith鈥檚 piano. 鈥淗e really loves his piano and I鈥檓 like, 鈥楤abe, it鈥檚 not going to fit with the whole color scheme of the house,鈥欌 she admitted. 鈥淭hat鈥檚 my biggest hurdle at this point, figuring out, do we replace the piano or do we just let this shiny, black upright piano go in the middle of the house? We鈥檙e going to figure that out.鈥

What compromises did you make when moving in with your significant other? Tell us @BritandCo!

(h/t People; photo via Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty)