This is part 2, Our Last Home – the 2nd Level, continued from Our last home – 1st level. The second level of our last home included a shared (boy and girl) bedroom, master bedroom, baths and laundry room. The 2nd level had two master suites, both with full bathrooms.
We used the room at the back of the house, which overlooked the back yard, for our master bedroom.
You can see the bathroom, hallway, doors to the laundry room and the kid’s room from this picture. I am not sure what the paint color is in this room since it was painted this color before we moved in. The paint color looks lovely in these photos but I feel like it wasn’t that pretty in person. I guess it was nice enough to leave that color for 4.5 years though!
The bathroom looked pretty much like this when we bought the house. We didn’t do much updating in here since this was the go-to-bathroom for the kids (they took baths in here since the other full bath only had a stand-up shower). I spent a weekend painting the original honey oak cabinets white, which dramatically changed the look, then we changed out the faucet and the towel rack.
Having a laundry room on the bedroom level could be a blessing or a curse. I think most people love the idea but I think it encouraged me to do laundry every day, versus now in our new home, the laundry room is in the basement and I do laundry every 2-3 days. This room used to have one shelf above the machines. The hubby removed it and added 3 new shelves to increase our storage in our small home. The baskets held toiletries, laundry items, toilet paper and paper towels.
The kid’s bedroom was so hard to figure out when our son was born. The room started as blue and we immediately painted it avocado green for our daughter’s nursery. Her theme was pink and green and so we still had a lot of pink when our son was born. Even though green was a good neutral color, I opted for a gray since this room also served as a guest room. The day bed is Ikea Hemnes and pulls out to a king size bed. The drawers underneath also created functional storage space.
I went with an owl theme and really tried not to go overboard with the owls since you can find owl nursery items everywhere now-a-days.
There was just enough space in their room for the two of them and we kept the room open so they could play.
The bathroom in the kid’s room was a sea-green color, again, a color that was here when we moved in. The only updates we did in here was stained the honey oak vanity a darker brown and changed out the faucet and the towel racks.
So that wraps up our last home 2nd level house tour. Be sure to check out my other Home Tour posts 🙂
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