Making a 90’s Colonial New Again!

Out With The 90’s, In With The New!

So we have officially closed on our new home in Newtown, CT! I am SO excited to get started on the reno of this beautiful property. It’s a Colonial style home in Connecticut. There are so any things that I love about this house…. but I’m sure you’re just here to read about how we’re changing it! So without further ado…

Change #1 – Kitchen 

What’s great about this house, is that ALL of the bathrooms are updated! BUT… The kitchen feels outdated to me. It doesn’t match the bathrooms, and being the heart of the home it needs some TLC. This is what we’re doing to the kitchen:

  • Refinishing wood floors (medium walnut)
  • Painting Kitchen cabinets (white)
  • New Quartz Counters
  • New Backsplash (marble)
  • Adding Crown Moulding to the Cabinets (see that chair rail on the top of the cabinets on the right? Blah.
  • Lighting
  • Paint

Change #2 – Family Room 

The family room has great vaulted ceilings and natural light. I love the space, but to make it feel more connected to the rest of the home we are:

  • Replacing the carpet with hardwoods (carrying them through from the kitchen/breakfast area)
  • Taking down the old mantle and putting shiplap up the fireplace wall (Just adding a fun “farmhouse” touch)
  • Lime wash the brick fireplace
  • Paint
  • Light fixture

Change #3 – Dining Room

This dining room is straight out of the 90’s – wallpaper and all. This room will be the most work for us (because we will do it most of it ourselves):

  • Remove wall paper (They even have it inside the trim of the wainscoting)
  • Refinish hardwood floors
  • New lighting
  • Paint
  • Window treatments

Change #4 – Master Bedroom

This room doesn’t have much to do, but I couldn’t leave it untouched:

  • New paint
  • Replacing the carpet with hardwoods
  • Lighting
  • New Barn Door over the bath entrance (more farmhouse feel)


I can’t wait to get started… and more importantly to get finished! With fall and winter quickly approaching, we’re hoping the reno doesn’t take longer than 3 to 4 weeks. For us this seems like a minor renovation (after going through a total re-do on the Plano house.) But it will still be stressful keeping it on budget and getting done in time. Reno is never easy, but it is SOOO worth it in the end! I can’t wait to show off the “After” pictures in a few months.

~Happy Renovating~




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