Sunday, October 30, 2011

Old House vs. New House

Since it's been a year since we moved in (1 year on Oct.30th),  it's about time to share a side by side. Because there are still some rooms we haven't touched it's not a super accurate comparison! :)
Please keep in mind that it took over 3 years to get the townhouse to where it is, and we've only been in our House for 1 year!! We've still got TONS of plans for this old place!!! ;)

Front Entrance:
OLD HOUSE:

NEW HOUSE:
The Verdict:
Hmmmm . . . I can't pick a winner on this one. They are two very different styles, the old house had a funner, bright feeling to it, while the new house, has a more formal feel to it. I like both styles and I can't pick a favorite!

Kitchen:
OLD HOUSE:
NEW HOUSE:
The Verdict: While I LOVE the white color of our last cabinets and the light and bright feeling of our old Kitchen, I still have to give the win to the NEW kitchen. It's twice the size of our old kitchen, the cabinet doors are solid wood and the floors are stone. The lighting in our new kitchen is a HUGE upgrade from our old florescent lights, and on top of all that, there's the granite counter tops, cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling, and my favorite, our gas range!!

Library:
OLD HOUSE:
NEW HOUSE:
The Verdict: The old library space had a bit more room for books, so it wins on that count, but overall I have to give this one to the new house! It's at least three times the size of our old one (which was really just a large bookcase against a wall ;), just the addition of reading chairs puts it way ahead of the old library!

Dining Room:
OLD HOUSE:

NEW HOUSE:
The Verdict: This on is really tough for me to decide. I LOVE the new chairs in our Current dining room, and our dining table, and the wall decal art was a success, but I have to give the win to the old dining room. To me it doesn't get much better than a long harvest table, with a crystal chandelier. Oh and the Church Pew, man I miss that!

Living Room:
OLD HOUSE: (sorry it's the only picture I have on this computer of our old Living Room)

NEW HOUSE:
The Verdict: This one was easy, Our New Living room wins every time. It's much larger, our new couch is bigger and therefore comfier. Our new living room has lots of room for guests too, our old living room could only seat 3. I do LOVE the green color from our last living room and I'm trying to bring more of that fresh, clean color to our current living room!

Master Bedroom:
OLD HOUSE:

NEW HOUSE:

The Verdict:
Our new bedroom is, like every other room, much larger then our last bedroom. The walk in closet is a HUGE plus for the new house, and the panelled wall is one of my favorite all time projects. But our old bedroom had the shiny floral wallpaper :). All in, I would have to give this one too the New Bedroom.

Guest Room:
OLD HOUSE:

NEW HOUSE:

The Verdict:
I liked the farmhouse touches in our old guest room, but the win goes to the new guest room for sure. The new room has a bigger bed (queen, instead of a twin), but most of all the new room multi functions way better, it's a guest room/ wrapping station/ craft room all in one!

And the Last comparison:

Laundry Room:
OLD HOUSE:

NEW HOUSE:

The Verdict:
I think the new laundry room wins strictly based on size and our crazy teal laundry machines. But the part I like about our old laundry closet was that it was small! Everything fit into the one closet, and it was on our upstairs floor. So maybe it's a tie :)

Overall, it seems like we prefer our new house to our old house, which makes sense because if we liked the old house more why did we move right?  One thing that has surprised me about moving to a bigger house is that I missed the small little spaces. I thought I would LOVE large rooms but so far my favorite rooms are the smallest ones, the library and the laundry room.

I hope you enjoyed our comparison post. Drop us a comment and let us know which rooms are your favorite?

17 comments:

  1. Love the new house and your library is my favourite room.... thanks for sharing comparisons...

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  2. Applause to it all! One thing is true of your old and new spaces...simple style never overdone I love it!

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  3. I can't believe it's been a year! Congrats. You have both turned your new house into a beautiful home. You know I love everything you do, so picking one room would be so hard, but since we share a love of books I'd have to say the library is my favorite room! And, I can see why you want to bring more green into the living room...the green in you old house is what drew my attention. I love that color paired with the crisp whites. Happy Anniversary!!

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  4. How fun! I don't know if I could choose a favorite. Both homes are beautiful. You have wonderful taste. I love the greens. I have alot of that color in my house as well. We have been in our home 7 years (Oct. 29th). Your post got me thinking about my old house and new house. My new house is still a work in progress. Wish I had your talent for decorating!

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  5. I love both!!! I really like that paper and headboard in the old house! Love your new library! Both kitchens are awesome!! All in all, I just love your decorating style!!

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  6. I love the new house, or maybe the old house....hmmm, guess I love things from both!!

    Question: Where did you get the wrapping station cabinet in your new guest room?

    Your new home and decorating style are wonderful! Wishing you many blessings in your new abode!

    Georgia
    info.grandmagscottage@gmail.com

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  7. I love both, I think they both have a different feel. Love how your style has evolve.

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  8. I just love both of your homes. In your new home, while I love all of it, the entry, upstairs hall, and most of the the Library are my favorites. In the old home the bedroom and dining room and bathroom are my favorites. Your storage solutions for the smaller townhouse are just so great!! You are just genius at decorating and organizing, Ashli.

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  9. Typo in my previous comment. It was suppose to say most of all the Library. Forgot to say love the living room too. Just love the house.

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  10. I love what I've seen of the new house so far and am always eagerly awaiting new updates. That being said, I fell in love with your blog because of the fabulous things to make your cookie cutter townhouse for two so workable. I live in a two bedroom apartment and have modified some of your looks to suit my space. Especially the "mud room" ideas and the laundry closet.

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  11. How fun! I loved reading the comparisons between your old home and your new home. I have to say I am absolutely in love with your library and your living room - they both look so cozy and inviting.

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  12. I really like how you've created completely new rooms and style in the new house. You'd think with a lot of the same furniture you would repeat colours as you know what works, but you have really made it look totally different. My favourite is the craft room, your own feminine space, what's not to love!

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  13. Such a beautiful home! Both the old and new houses are lovely, but I'm partial to the new house! I just adore your new library with seating area. :)

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  14. I think your style is so gorgeous that I enjoy both homes!

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  15. Just discovered your blog today and having a blast reading through it. This post hit home at the end though for me, because when we bought our house, we were thrilled about the large open rooms. Now, having been here for a couple years we look forward to moving someday to a place with smaller, better defined rooms. There's just something that feels like home when the room is cozy!

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