#ANewHome

We have so many stories and plans to tell about our townhouse.

  • While we wait for our new home to earn a name, I’m calling it #ANewHome so my Tweets make sense.
  • We closed on the 28th.
  • We took possession on 31st.
  • We’ve spent the last few days deep cleaning (vacuuming air returns, cleaning grills, etc.) and prepping for the painters to come on Monday (removing switch plates, dusting walls/corners, choosing colors).
  • We’ve also used each trip to move the wonky things that are either difficult to pack or easy for us to move in a car, but difficult for movers to put in a truck: pictures, lamps, tall/skinny stuff, etc.)

Now that it’s not full of someone else’s personal possessions, here is an empty tour (prepped for the painters to start on Monday).

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walking up

front stoop

front stoop

entry hall... the beginning of the pink walls that we are having repainted.

entry hall… and the beginning of the pink walls that we are having repainted.

view to living room

view to living room

powder room - YES, that wallpaper is coming down.

powder room – the wallpaper is coming down.

formal dining, but we'll use it as an extension of our living space. Yes, the brass chandelier is coming down.

formal dining – We’ll use it as an extension of our living space. Yes, the brass chandelier is changing.

living room - all pink.

living room – all pink. Just past the air vent you can see, the living room is vaulted 17ft to the top of the building.

fireplace and wet bar. we wanted to take down the mirror behind the wet bar, but it's glued on. So, we are going to try something else.

fireplace and wet bar – We wanted to take down the mirror behind the wet bar, but it’s glued on. So, we are going to try something else.

living room windows. We plan to put Turtleor here.

living room windows – We plan to put Turtleor here. That’s also the view to our patio.

big kitchen

big kitchen – We are going to paint the free-standing pantry black to match the appliances.

we love this wonderful paint technique in the kitchen

We love this wonderful paint technique in the kitchen.

the painter even signed his work with his thumbprint

The painter even signed his work with his thumbprint!

above the sink, the kitchen has a big cutout. The whole downstairs is quite open.

above the sink, the kitchen has a big cutout. The whole downstairs is quite open.

Fancy kitchen lighting. Really. Fancy.

Fancy kitchen lighting. Really. Fancy.

stairs...and the accent wall we love.

stairs…and the accent wall we love.

she had a collection up the pink-wall side of the stairs. Whomever installed the shelves for her glued them to the wall. #facepalm

She had a collection up the pink-wall sides of the stairs. Whomever installed the shelves for her glued them to the wall. #facepalm

up up up...and more pink!

up up up…and more pink!

the second bedroom will be our office.

the second bedroom will be our office. It has an opening for a view of the vaulted space in the living room.

looking through the office opening to the living room below

looking through the office opening to the living room below

Jack's side of the Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

Jack’s side of the Jack-and-Jill bathroom

The shared tub (in it's own room).

The shared tub (in it’s own room). We are sad to lose our two garden tubs, but maybe this can evolve, someday.

This floor tile is gorgeous, but we need to do a little grout repair.

This floor tile is gorgeous, but we need to do a little grout repair.

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The Jill/Master toilet is set back, almost like a real water closet.

twin sinks for the Jill/Master side of the J&J.

twin sinks for the Jill/Master side of the J&J.

The previous owner is a fun lady. She left us a boa!

The previous owner is a fun lady. She left us a boa!

Master bedroom looking from the bath.

Master bedroom looking from the bath.

Master bedroom opposite corner, looking at the bath.

Master bedroom opposite corner, looking at the bath. Notice the bathroom has no door. We plan to add a “barn” door. It slides like a pocket door, but mounts to the wall outside the door.

This is the master view from the door.

This is the master view from the door.

See all that pink. It's a pretty color, but I can't look at 1250sf of it on the walls.

See all that pink? It’s a pretty color, but I can’t look at 1250sf of it on the walls in all the common spaces.

We considered yellow for the walls, liked it (top) but wanted more. The lower color we picked is Enjoyable Yellow #6666 from Sherwin Williams.

We considered yellow for the walls, liked it (top) but wanted more. The lower color we picked is Enjoyable Yellow #6666 from Sherwin Williams.

Our bedroom will be a sleepytime blue. It was quite affordable to add the bedroom and office to the painters' tab.

Our bedroom will be a sleepytime blue. It was quite affordable to add the bedroom and office to the painters’ tab.

The previous owners' movers broke two arms of the fan and DIDN'T TELL HER. She's not happy with them. We got a new fan.

The previous owners’ movers broke two arms of the fan and DIDN’T TELL HER. She’s not happy with them. We got a new fan.

This "waterside" almost seafoam green will be our office color.

This “waterside” almost seafoam green will be our office color.

We have lots of ideas of things we want to add/change/do. You can see several of them on a Pinterest board.

 

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