We are in! We moved in the weekend before Thanksgiving and that was a doozy. I do not recommend moving before the holidays. It makes things, well, complicated. Like, really complicated.
As with each house I have lived in, when I am unpacking and arranging furniture and the like, I vibe out the house. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted the house to be before we moved in, but now that I have been in for a month, I have a more solid plan: Modern Spanish meets family friendly.
- The entryway/ half bath is due for a major overhaul. Redo the wet bar, (although that mid-70’s vibe is pretty killer.) Mini fridge, new cabinets, counter tops and back splash. Renovate the half bathroom completely. I mean I’m talking floors, vanity, lighting, the works. New iron light fixtures in the entry to create max impact on the wow factor. PAINT IT ALL WHITE. I am painting all the trim and walls Dunn Edwards White to really bring in the crisp feel of a Spanish home, and contrast against the cabinets and new lighting. It’s going to be bomb. I’ll confess I am a bit nervous to go so white with it all but I think the payoff will be big. I am really inspired by these gorgeous interiors for these spaces.
2. Renovate the girls bathroom. The bathroom is in surprisingly good shape, but it needs an update. New custom vanity, new tile shower, new floors and lighting. The current vanity in the bathroom is 11 feet long. Yes. ELEVEN. So I am going to have my carpenter build a custom vanity with three sinks for my three daughters. Keeping the current layout will save money and also I love how much storage it has.
3. Renovate the master bathroom. Many many grand plans are going on for this. Cement tile, new shower design, new freestanding tub, and there is this secret garden that I plan on doing something with, just not sure yet.
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4. Renovate the boy bathroom. It was ‘updated’ but yeah. You get the idea. Travertine tile counter tops does not an update make.
The projects on this list are the biggies, and don’t include hanging gallery walls, the furniture, the little tweaks, but I can not wait to get started on it all, and showing you my process along the way.