We live in 2b/2b apartment building in Los Angeles - that I think is about 1200sqft.
The layout is actually amazing....both bedrooms and bathrooms are on separate sides of the unit, which was great for guests and is now great for Leo. It gives everyone a sense of space and privacy which I think is important. We have one big great room, with really, really tall ceilings, a fireplace
we never use, a sizeable patio, and tons and tons of closet space.
On the downside (besides the high rent), we don't have in-unit laundry, a backyard,or storage.
We are all pretty much on top of each other, and as Leo takes up more and more space, the more and more I'm finding myself dreaming of the next place our family will live.
Pintrest (@teatimewithtess) is totally fantasyland, but I've been diving in deep everyday lately, and I thought I'd share a few of my ideas for the house I don't yet own, but want.
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The kitchen I have in mind will have dark wood floors, crisp white cabinets, and dark counter tops. I know that marble is all of the rage, but I don't know if I actually love all white kitchens. I've been sort of feeling very black and white kitchens lately, so if I bought a house tomorrow, that's the directions I would go.
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Joel and I need to update are whole set in the bedroom, but I think we'll rock it until we can do a total room makeover. I want our bedroom to be a room that is equal parts zen and calm for us, but also comfy and fun for Leo to come hang with us in the mornings too.
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Staying home with Leo all day long has me fantasizing hourly about a space that would be 100% his. I'd like it filled to the brim of out-of-sight storage, an area for me and other moms to chill, and multiple "zones" for him like art, music, trucks, whatever!
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Leo is the happiest outside, so I really hope our future home has a solid backyard, patio, and/or screened-in-porch.
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I had so much fun dreaming about Leo's nursery, I can't believe I'm already dreaming about his big kid room....but I am! I don't sit still for long, and these grown up rooms just slay me.
And while we're at it, I'd also like monthly girls trips to Mexico, pizza that has zero calories, and a private jet.