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post #21 of 62
oohhh, I LOVE your house!!!!
post #22 of 62
Very sweet home you have! I esp. like the little window in your kitchen & the lighting. TFS!
post #23 of 62
Wow, what a picturesque home, so bright and airy. It doesn't look like 1200 sq. ft. at all! I can imagine how lovely it looks sitting on two acres.
post #24 of 62
I am loving that kitchen. Sooo lovely! I love little clean houses!
post #25 of 62
Very nice!

My house is the same size and we also are prety good about being clutter-free. But I have to ask....WHERE ARE THE TOYS?!?!?! Doesn't your dc have stuff that does not neatly fit somewhere? We do not really have closets. Dd has things like doll strollers, a small kitchen set, etc.... that does not just tuck any somewhere. I am looking for suggestions.
post #26 of 62
couponqueen,

I love the stars above the mantle. Off to start a new thread seeking some advice.
post #27 of 62
I'm in love with your home! It's beautiful and very inspiring.
post #28 of 62
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couponqueen,

I love the stars above the mantle. Off to start a new thread seeking some advice.
Thanks. I got them at Pottery Barn.
post #29 of 62
You have a really lovely home. I would ideally love to live so simply, but my dh is a pack rat, but we are working on that. I am working hard to simplify and streamline things around here, but sometimes it is hard because the place is so small, I feel like I have no room to tuck things neatly away. There is a lot of clutter on counter surfaces in the kitchen and bathrooms. I mean it's not clutter like useless nick naks, but stuff we use that we just can't find room for in cabinets and drawers

Where are all your small kitchen appliances like your toaster, coffee maker, mixer, food processor, blender, etc. My kitchen counters are so cluttered with all that kind of stuff. Also I have a bread box, cookbooks, fruits and veggies that can't go in the fridge, a crock full of cooking utensils, a sugar bowl, a salt cellar, and the list goes on. I would love for my kitchen to look as neat as yours, but I would know were to put everything.
post #30 of 62
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Very nice!

My house is the same size and we also are prety good about being clutter-free. But I have to ask....WHERE ARE THE TOYS?!?!?! Doesn't your dc have stuff that does not neatly fit somewhere? We do not really have closets. Dd has things like doll strollers, a small kitchen set, etc.... that does not just tuck any somewhere. I am looking for suggestions.
We don't have any large plastic toys in the house. Everything fits in the two closets (they're good size with organizers) or under the bed. I've had those big plastic toys and they never get played with, so we just don't buy anything like that and we tell others not to as well. I got some great pink snap together fabric boxes at Lillian Vernon. One holds all the Polly Pockets, another holds Bratz dolls and clothes etc. They stack really nice and hide the toys. They also have those rubbermaid drawers on rollers. Each of them have one in their closets. I have doll clothes in those. My son, who is almost ten, doesn't really have toys anymore. He has legos and they are in one of those large rolling under-the-bed storage containers. His room is easy to keep organized. The girls, however, are very messy.
post #31 of 62
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You have a really lovely home. I would ideally love to live so simply, but my dh is a pack rat, but we are working on that. I am working hard to simplify and streamline things around here, but sometimes it is hard because the place is so small, I feel like I have no room to tuck things neatly away. There is a lot of clutter on counter surfaces in the kitchen and bathrooms. I mean it's not clutter like useless nick naks, but stuff we use that we just can't find room for in cabinets and drawers

Where are all your small kitchen appliances like your toaster, coffee maker, mixer, food processor, blender, etc. My kitchen counters are so cluttered with all that kind of stuff. Also I have a bread box, cookbooks, fruits and veggies that can't go in the fridge, a crock full of cooking utensils, a sugar bowl, a salt cellar, and the list goes on. I would love for my kitchen to look as neat as yours, but I would know were to put everything.
My blender sits on the counter to the side of the refridgerator. My toaster oven, toaster, crockpots, electric mini-chopper, deep fryer all sit in the large corner cabinet next to the stove. My forks, spoons etc are all in that top drawer to the right of the stove. All my cooking utensils are in the next drawer down. The third drawer has my dishclothes/towels, potholders etc. The bottom drawer has all my reynolds wrap, garbage bags, napkins etc. All medicines are above the microwave. Cookbooks are in the cabinet to the left of my sink above the dishwasher. We also have a large pantry next to the refridgerator for food. My laundry room, which I didn't take a picture of, is pretty good size and has three large cabinets over my washer and dryer and one in-between them. I keep cleaning supplies, and sheet sets in those. The large closet in the kitchen holds our coats, puzzles, play shoes, vacuum cleaner and floor steamer. When we gutted this house, we really tried to create as much storage as possible. It may be small, but overall it really works for us.
post #32 of 62
Wow, just wow. We are working towards having not a lot of stuff. It is our dream to move to a smaller house. Kinda funny that for years we were wishing for a bigger house, we were in a 1000 sq ft house, and now that we got our bigger house 1700 sq ft, we want the smaller one back. Of course, in the smaller one we had everything in closets and junk all over the place. So my goal is to get this house looking presentable, and then when we move next have a house like yours...Can I buy your house???
post #33 of 62
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Wow, just wow. We are working towards having not a lot of stuff. It is our dream to move to a smaller house. Kinda funny that for years we were wishing for a bigger house, we were in a 1000 sq ft house, and now that we got our bigger house 1700 sq ft, we want the smaller one back. Of course, in the smaller one we had everything in closets and junk all over the place. So my goal is to get this house looking presentable, and then when we move next have a house like yours...Can I buy your house???
We did the exact same thing. We started out with a 1400 sq ft house and then had our third baby. Well, I thought we just had to have a larger home, so we purchased a 2000 sq ft house w/ a basement. (it was a split foyer) My son's bedroom and bathroom were in the basement. He hated it. In fact, he slept on the couch in the living room upstairs for most of the time. Nobody used the basement family room. We all basically lived upstairs. I also hated having three bathrooms (for me two is the magic number, but one is okay). Anyway, we found this house and we saw the potential in it. The previous owner had lived here 52 years and he just couldn't take care of it anymore. He'd raised three kids here, so it was very emotional for him to leave. We took it all the way down to the studs and reworked the floor plan. Eventually, we'll add on a master bedroom and bath, but not until we can pay cash. We just can't stand the thought of owing on a house again. Some people thought we were crazy. Most of my friends were upgrading when they moved and here we were scaling back. It really didn't make sense to them. My husband is a fireman/paramedic and had his own business on the side. While the money was great, he was so exhausted working two jobs and it just came time to make the decision on whether we wanted more time or a larger home. So, he sold the business. We've never regretted our decision. He's a much more relaxed person and there's a lot less stress for all of us now.
post #34 of 62
Beautiful home! Your pictures are so inspirational. We're in the process of buying our first home (!!!) and I can't wait to get some color on the walls. I loved your bedroom paint color -- do you happen to remember what it's called?

Also, can I be so cheeky as to ask if you'd be willing to post pictures of your toy storage solutions at some point? I can't really picture what you've described. Basically, I am dying to know what it looks like behind those white closet doors . Maybe it'll give me so good ideas for our own closets!
post #35 of 62
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Beautiful home! Your pictures are so inspirational. We're in the process of buying our first home (!!!) and I can't wait to get some color on the walls. I loved your bedroom paint color -- do you happen to remember what it's called?

Also, can I be so cheeky as to ask if you'd be willing to post pictures of your toy storage solutions at some point? I can't really picture what you've described. Basically, I am dying to know what it looks like behind those white closet doors . Maybe it'll give me so good ideas for our own closets!
I don't mind to post them a bit. I'll try to get them on tonight. I'll also look up the paint color for you. It's Ralph Lauren, but that's all I remember.
post #36 of 62
Thank you!
post #37 of 62
OOOH! SO clean and simple, great wall colors we have the same sea foam green in our bedrooms and hallway! Very soothing. we have a 2000sqft home and a bottom studio and we have so much stuff cluttering up the space. I plan to simplify slowly.
post #38 of 62
What a lovely, inviting home you have!!!!

Are you free to do consulting?!!!

Really . . . . .
post #39 of 62
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Okay, the paint color is Rhodes Point by Ralph Lauren. It's sold by Home Depot. I love the Ralph Lauren paint. It goes on really well. Here are the pics of my kids closets:

This one is my youngest daughter's closet:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/100_3167.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/100_3166.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/100_3174.jpg

Here's my oldest daughter's closet:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/100_3171.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/100_3170.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/100_3174.jpg

Here's my son's closet:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/100_3172.jpg

The girls each have one of those over the door shoe racks. My oldest daughter's broke, so her shoes are on the shelf for now. The ones we have/had are plastic and fabric. They don't last very long. I'm looking for all fabric ones. Each have one basket of books. All the hairbows are in my youngest's closet in one of those rubbermaid type drawer sets (it's up on one of the shelves). The lower set of drawers in each of their closets have all their Bitty Baby clothes and supplies. Hope this helps.
post #40 of 62
Another paint question I love the tan color of your living room - its a great neutral. Can you tell me what it is? TIA

I love the airy, clean look of you house - it looks open but without wasted space. I've done the remodel of my house, just need to finish paring down and organizing. Your house is a great inspiration to me. Thanks for posting your pictures.
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