New Digs!

I thought I’d lost all these photos but apparently I am more organized than I think and I’d already filed them away. Doh. So anyhoo, here are some hastily-snapped pics of our new place, taken on the day we got the keys…

If you can look past the oppressive red wall and the hung-too-high lighting, the living room is pretty amazing, I think. It has windows all the way along two walls, a gorgeous brick wall at the end and all the industrial character our old place had with the exposed duct work and concrete ceilings.
Speaking of the red wall, it’s no longer red. I’ve been painting my arse off – two coats down, at least one more to go. I’m so excited to make this space feel more like home. 🙂
The kitchen is pretty teeny, but the finishes are great, and it’s forced us to come up with some creative storage solutions which I’ll tell you all about some time soon. I didn’t get a shot of the kitchen myself, but here’s the one from an old listing – thankfully it isn’t yellow anymore!
The gorgeous brick also graces the master bedroom, which is significantly bigger than our old one and has a little nook perfectly sized to fit E’s crib in – hooray for not blocking the bathroom door anymore!
The master bath is bigger too, and has a double vanity. This is an old photo from the listing again – it’s painted the same colour as the bedroom now. I actually prefer the cream to the greeny grey that it is now, but I’m not sure I hate it enough to do anything about it.
The guest bathroom has a cute sink (listing photo again)…
The new big boy room is slightly larger than the old one and has floor to ceiling windows. That means we now have two proper bedrooms with windows and only one loft-style one…
…which will eventually become a nursery for Baby E. This room is pretty small, but babies really don’t need much space, right?
But my absolute favorite thing has to be the storage. We have a laundry ROOM (not closet) and TWO walk-in closets, one of which now holds the ginormous stroller that used to drive me crazy sitting in the middle of our living space.

Good bones, right? Not to mention, this place has hardwood floors throughout – no more stinky, stained carpets! So although it was a total pain to move, I’m so happy that we were able to find somewhere in the same building that’s actually a bit of an upgrade. Yay for silver linings. 🙂
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  1. July 29, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    Lizzie,

    I'm just loving that space! It's my dream downtown retirement space … exposed brick. Huge windows. High ceilings with duct work showing! Congrats on scoring some awesome new digs!

    🙂

    Linda

  2. July 30, 2012 / 12:53 am

    Thanks Linda! Hope you're well & feeling like you have a bit more balance now?
    Best, Lizzie 🙂

  3. August 3, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    Congrats, how exciting!!!!! We're moving into our new place in the next couple of weeks, can't wait to close, and I have NO idea but I'm sure I'll be doing tons of DIYs! Congrats and let's hope all the work is worth it! I'm sure it will be!