10 Must Haves in My Next Home

10 Must Haves In My Next Home

Ok, so maybe these are my ten top wants in my next home.

A Laundry Room with storage on the same floor as the bedrooms.

Master Suite Bathroom and Large Walk in Closet

Mud Room/Drop Station

Kitchen Island

Blogging Office

Movie Room in the basement – with great acoustics 

Backyard with room for a hot tub and fire pit

Large Baseboards

Angled wall or something that stands out architecturally

and last but not least, a 3 Car Garage so we can fit both cars and outside maintenance equipment.

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Let’s Make it a Home!

April 21-30, 2013 – Days 17-26

Luckily, I had just furnished my apartment prior to buying my house and everything worked just as well in the new house!

Had I known I would one day create a blog about moving in, I would have taken some photos during the day and natural light.

 I found this wavy shelf at American Furniture Warehouse for $60.  It fit perfectly with my living room theme.

And of course, I am not one for symmetry and perfection so my pictures are hung at different levels.

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My Paint Preference

My Paint Preference

I mentioned on a previous post that I prefer Glidden’s Ultra-Hide 770 semi-gloss paint, formerly called America’s Finest.

Here are five reasons why:

  • With other paints, when applying a second coat, the first coat begins to peal back up.  This paint has never had that issue for me.
  • This paint is cheap for gallon size.  $18/gallon.  With how often I paint, it needs to be cheap.
  • The coverage this paint provides is great!  Covering over a similar color only takes one coat and covering over a color outside of the color pallet takes only 2 coats!  Unless of course you are painting white over a color.
  • Semi-gloss paint is more reflective than flat paint and brightens up the house.  (Tip – put semi-gloss paint on your ceiling to make your space look larger.
  • Semi-gloss paint is easy to wipe clean.

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