We are finally making it to the top floor of our new townhouse today. For me personally, this floor is what swung me in the direction of we should move from our”come to Jesus” house to this one. I have called our current home our “come to Jesus” house ever since we moved in because I had every intention of living here until I die. Well…….so much for that plan. After entertaining the whole family last year for our annual July 4th get-together, I was thinking maybe our place was a little too snug for all of us. After all, Little Miss was sleeping on a blow-up mattress on the floor beside her parents’ bed in the only guest bedroom, and my son and daughter-in-law were sleeping on our Murphy bed in the basement. That sounds fine except the basement does not have a window meaning there’s no escape point in case of fire. Now, add to all of that the fact that we just had a new grandchild, and Jordan has one on the way. And if all goes as hoped and planned, there will be a number four. Where were all those people and babies going to sleep?????? Our new townhouse has answered that question. Some of them can now sleep on the third floor.
The third floor is a truly delightful bonus. There are two bedrooms, and few huge closets, and a full bath. The nice thing about this area is that the whole space can be closed off when it’s not in use. That’s a total win-win.
This room is the largest bedroom up there, and I am calling it the dorm. We will be painting it, adding new windows, and replacing the carpet. We are going to do carpet on just this floor because it will be quieter. The other floors will be hardwood. This room will be kid central, and we will be buying three twin beds to go in here. I have some cute plans to make it very fun and inviting for the little ones as they become toddlers.
Don’t worry. They won’t be up there alone. This room will be converted into a guest room with a queen sized bed so that adult supervision will be close at hand.
The wallpaper is already off and the carpet is gone. So, the space is just waiting for windows, paint, plantation shutters and carpet. We will not be adding molding to this top floor.
This big closet will become my craft space. It’s has a low sloping ceiling in the middle, but I can navigate around it with no problems. I will put my sewing machine in there and along with all of my craft goodies.
This bathroom is small and has just what is needed, but I am going to have some fun with it. Right now it is a blank space. Everything has been torn out, and we are just waiting to start putting it back together. It does have a big skylight that is such a blessing.
Oh, and I had to share this red stairway with you. The red will be GONE, GONE, GONE!
That’s the third floor as it looked when we bought the place. It has been completely gutted and is just waiting for our contractor/painter/electrician/plumber/window guy to get started.
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