Town house living...

Our bid was accepted for the town house- so there it is.  We close on May 15th, the same day we close on our current home.  Our plan is to jump right into the renovations and spend the summer working on the town house to be able to move into it in August.

This will include:  
  • gutting the kitchen and rebuilding it
  • tearing up tile/removing carpet to put wood floors in
  • gutting and rebuilding two full baths and a half bath
  • painting the interior
Once we move in we can focus on the minor tweaks to the exterior to make it our own.  

In the end the town home made more sense financially, and really the farmhouse yard was a bit more than I thought was healthy for Travis considering his work schedule and shift hours.  This way we are yard free and the weekends will not be consumed with yard work.  Just a few small beds in the front and an atrium in the back.  Does anyone remember the atrium in the movie Greencard?  I adored that atrium.  

via pinterest

Since I really don't want to think about all of the interior work, let's focus on some fun fluffy stuff for the front...

Here is the tiny tudor as she looks now:

I'm thinking of these colours for the exterior:

Sherwin Williams Pussywillow
 With SW White Flour trim.   And Iron Ore for the insets of the windows...

A front door like this...

via pinterest

A light like this....

Barnlight electric

And a mailbox like this...

via Amazon

and shutters like the ones Travis made for the three windows that are on the brick...

Yes, I think in the end it will be perfect- we can make it our own, and have time/money for travel.

Funny how it all works out in the end.


  1. glad you found where you were meant to go :) hey I saw you are in Houston...me too! think your husband would make me some shutters like that too...you know...while he's at it. my husband is not handy. at. all. but he's a keeper :)

    1. Ha! Small world :) I'm sure my husband would be happy to make some just as soon as he finishes up this "summer project"!

  2. I've been following your house hunt with interest. Glad it all worked out in the end. I can't wait to see what you do with the town home. It will be lovely I'm sure.

    1. Thank you! We have some fun projects planned and lots of how-to's!

  3. congrats! and I can't wait to see how it goes! I'm documenting my own complete renovation of a 1955 ranch here: http://www.1100sqft.blogspot.com

  4. Congrats on the townhouse! Can't wait to see the transformations that happen. I didn't know you could change anything on the outside of a townhouse, exciting!

  5. Glad see you're happy and content. That's what matters
    What's Sara think of the new place.


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia