Our New Home, And What We Love About It

Our new home had to be perfect for us and there needed to be a few key features we were not willing to compromise on.

I have always loved beautiful spaces and I wanted to make sure this home was no different. The curb appeal was right up my alley. The light grey exterior and beachy door colour made me feel like this bungalow was fresh and modernized.

I had 4 days to transform our little St. Albert bungalow into our own. There were key features we loved when we saw this home on MLS. Because the bones, location and layout were all so good, it didn’t take much to put our stamp on.

In a few short days we painted, had the furnace cleaned and replaced the hot water tank for optimization and of course, should we have to sell again in a hurry, some major ticket items were taken care of.

The previous home owners did so many terrific updates, it was easy to fall in love with this home. Even our home inspectors were impressed with the reno’s!

We loved the shape and the natural light of this room. The hardwood floors throughout the main floor made for an easy sell . We opted for a natural linen- inspired colour to ensure the whole main  floor felt like a cohesive, flowing space.

The dining room flows just off of the living room and adjoins the kitchen like most bungalows built in the 1960’s are laid out. We felt that keeping the same colour throughout would help make the main floor feel like “one space”.

The Master Bedroom: We worried our king bed wouldn’t fit in this cozy space but I ended up replacing our night stands for “his” and “her” side tables from HomeSense. We opted for the same colour featured in the main living space for our bedroom.

I found the apothecary print curtains from H&M and the bedding in Wal-Mart. I am (again) OBSESSED with MCM so I also found this amazing dresser on Facebook Market Place to fill the wall space by the door.

Our kids were really lucky to have large rooms in our last home. Our new home gave us a challenge to fit our kids’ queen sized beds in the rooms as they were considerably smaller and we wanted to use their same furniture.

In our son’s room, we opted for a creamy, dark grey. In his old room we featured a wall in Spiderman Red but thought he’d grow into grey a bit better.

I was OBSESSED with the colour we used in our daughter’s room at our old house so I wanted to duplicate it here in the new house. I loved it so much because it was feminine without being girly and light without being too pale. The kids’ rooms in our new home are strictly for sleeping but we’ve managed to carve out a great play space in the basement for them.

The rest of the house remains largely the same as we loved it as it was. The bathroom’s both got a fresh, white update and we’ve added some shelving in the dining room, basement office and front room (more on that in another post!).

We are so happy this home came on the market when it did. I remember saying to my husband that it really reinforced for me “that everything happens for a reason” – so don’t get discouraged if what you were looking for isn’t there yet; you will find what exactly what you want!

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