Next, Joanie set about making it even more personal. Inside and outside got a blushing coat of paint—the same rosy shade as the house she’d moved from—while custom kitchen cabinetry came in a complementary pink, too. The kitchen received a complete overhaul, adding 5 feet to the back to accommodate a cozy sitting area and laundry room.
Another creative use of space is the small structure behind the home. Previously an office for the former owner, this lovely garden-side shed now works as Joanie’s “attic” for extra storage. “When you downsize from a large home, you sometimes have to think outside the box to come up with storage solutions. This ‘attic’—also painted pink—ensures I never have to climb!”