We said goodbye our townhouse in the city in June 2014 before moving to a suburban area. Our family was growing and we needed more space and were thinking about the kid’s futures. I grew up on a farm in the country and although I LOVE living in a more urban/populated area, I like the peace and quiet in the rural areas. So here are a few final pictures of our townhouse – our last home – the 1st level (the main level). I believe it took close to 5 years before I really liked the way we had our furniture/decor set up.
The entryway had a little nook area that we used for a bench, coat hooks and shelving with storage baskets. The door across the bench is the powder room and to the left of the bench is a small coat closet.
The kitchen and living room were right off the entryway. The hardwood floors and tile in the kitchen were pre-existing when we purchased the house. The appliances were also existing when we purchased the house – all but the microwave and the refrigerator – those we purchased when we remodeled the kitchen.
The cabinets are from Cabinets-To-Go and you can find the style here. They can do the kitchen design for you, we just sent them pictures and measurements and they sent us the cabinets that we would need to make it happen. We kept the original layout so we wouldn’t have to redo the floors, just added taller cabinets on top and a lazy Susan in the corner. I will have to link to a before-and-after picture with more details about that Kitchen makeover in a later post.
There were cabinets where the lights now hang over the bar and drywall behind it that we knocked out to open the space more.
The dining/breakfast nook. We added wall shelving for extra storage and mirrors to make the room feel bigger. The round table was a craigslist find that we refinished. The chairs were also a Craigslist find (Pottery barn) and a steal!
Our family room/craft room/office connected from the kitchen. It had a corner fireplace which made arranging furniture difficult, but we ultimately decided the have the sofa face the fireplace in the center of the room. This actually made more space for a desk and extra seating on the back wall.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE having my own space for a craft room in our new home, but I also liked crafting in our old house because I could still spend time with our family and be at the heart of the action.
This a view of the house from the fireplace so you can see where the stairway is located.
And this was the backyard. We had so many great memories in this house, with great neighbors, friends, and family. It is hard to find a small house in the city with some backyard and this one had some privacy with a little stretch of wooded area before reaching a road. We built the deck along with my brother, Mark’s help when we first bought the house. We added the garden surrounding the deck later on – in my attempt to grow vegetables believe it or not! The garden ended up consisting of some herbs and flowers when we sold it.
Check out this follow-up post with pictures of the second level which included a shared (boy and girl) bedroom, master bedroom, baths and laundry room.
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