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The Townhouse

Welcome to our modern minimal townhome tour!

I’m amped to finally be sharing our modern minimal townhome tour! I hope our approach to living in our space helps to inspire you. Let’s start with the main living area. Especially if you’re also in a kid- or cat-friendly home!

Main Living Area

Our main living area is one large open area with a living space, kitchen with a long island in the middle, and dining space that also has my work area. Let’s start with the dining space and work our way around.

This area gets amazing light, so I keep a lot of plants on this end of the home. I also have a very special piece of art hanging in here between the larger window and the sliding glass door. It’s a piece my friends amazingly talented teenage daughter painted for me. Lots of my DIY planters are in this room, too.

Paint colors: The entire floor is Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray; the two black accent walls are Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black.

Simple dining room Modern Minimal Townhome
Simple, modern dining room
Simple, modern dining room
Simple, modern dining room
Simple, modern dining room

My workspace is tucked off the dining area in a little alcove. This is one of the first spaces I completed when we moved in. I’m including some photos from when I originally finished it below, as well as some updated photos I took for this home tour (the last three photos).

The only things that have really changed are some plant shuffling and some desk reorganizing. I moved the small white lamp to Ramona’s nursery and added a small file organizer—I try to avoid paper, but I do have some documents I like to keep handy for a bit before getting rid of them.

Simple workspace in a Modern Minimal Townhome
Simple workspace in a Modern Minimal Townhome
Simple, modern workspace
Simple, modern workspace
Simple, modern workspace

The kitchen is between the dining and living areas. It’s actually quite small when you look at it, but there’s a very large island that stretches almost the entire length of the dining to living area. We absolutely love having all of that surface area, especially when Mike is cooking or when we’ve had family over.

We’ve done very little in the kitchen aside from tiling the small backsplash area and painting. We’ve also done a few hidden DIYs in this space, like the spice drawer organizer, which I love!

Simple, modern kitchen
Simple, modern kitchen

There is a small powder room here, too.

Simple, modern powder room
Simple, modern powder room

The living area is where we spend the most of our time. We’ve incorporated a little play area for Ramona and keep her play mat here. It’s nice to have an area where she can bop about while we’re in the kitchen or just hanging out. (Though she mostly likes just trying to climb up the couch and grab the remotes.)

The living area is also where we have a bar cart and DIY cat tree made using real branches. The giant peacock faux canvas art and our stainless steel hanging bowl planters are in this room, as are the space-saving sofa end table and butcher block coffee table.

Simple, modern living room
Simple living room with kid-friendly features in a Modern Minimal Townhome
Simple, modern living room
Simple, modern living room
kitty sleeping on a couch
Simple, modern living room
Simple, modern living room
cat tree made of real branches in a Modern Minimal Townhome
Simple, modern living room
sleeping kitty on a couch

Bedroom & Nursery

Here is our room. We’ve probably done the least in our bedroom, but it doesn’t need much. I like keeping it simple and relaxing. Easy to keep clean and filled with plants—the perfect place to end the day.

Paint colors: The bedroom is Sherwin-Williams Extra White.

Minimal master bedroom in a Modern Minimal Townhome
Minimal master bedroom
kitty on a bed
Minimal master bedroom
kitty in a box
Minimal master bedroom
Minimal master bedroom

Here’s R’s nursery and the attached bathroom. The only thing that has changed in her nursery since these photos is I’ve replaced the curtains with blackout curtains. (The summer sun hit the room hard!)

You can see Ramona’s original nursery reveal post here, which includes tons more photos, source info, and DIY details. I completed the bathroom as part of the January 2019 $100 Room Challenge. 🙂

Paint colors: Behr Silver City is the lighter nursery walls, as well as the entire bathroom. The nursery accent wall is Behr Dark Granite.

Gender-neutral nursery in a Modern Minimal Townhome
Gender-neutral nursery
Gender-neutral nursery in a Modern Minimal Townhome
Gender-neutral nursery
Kid-friendly bathroom decor
Kid-friendly bathroom decor
Kid-friendly bathroom decor
Kid-friendly bathroom decor.
Kid-friendly bathroom decor.

And here’s the little laundry nook. It’s not much to write home about, but it’s so nice to have the laundry near the rooms!

Little laundry closet
pull down drying rack

Bonus Room & Powder Room

We have a “bonus space” that was marketed as a rec room. It’s open to the hall—no door—but it has a little powder room, so we use it for three things: a guest space, a play room, and Mike’s office.

It’s where we built our DIY murphy bed. We’ve also got R’s trimmed-out toy box bench in this space, the indoor cat house side table, the plywood hairpin leg planter, and the photo ledge shelving in this space.

Paint colors: The room is mostly Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray. The accent wall behind Mike’s desk it Behr Peppercorn. The powder room is Sherwin-Williams Basalt Powder, as is the murphy bed.

DIY picture ledge shelves
DIY picture ledge shelves in a Modern Minimal Townhome
Modern DIY plywood planter with hairpin legs
Basement with vinyl plank flooring
Modern Minimal Townhome
DIY murphy bed in a Modern Minimal Townhome
DIY murphy bed in a Modern Minimal Townhome
DIY murphy bed in a Modern Minimal Townhome
DIY murphy bed in a Modern Minimal Townhome
DIY murphy bed in a Modern Minimal Townhome
Clean and simple powder room in our Modern Minimal Townhome
Clean and simple powder room in our Modern Minimal Townhome

Craft/Storage Closet

Since we don’t have space for a craft room (boo hoo) or much storage space to speak of, we use this under-the-stairs closet for most of my crafting supplies. I laid vinyl peel-and-stick flooring on the concrete floors that were in here and built the paint shelving specifically for my DecoArt paints. We also mounted some other shelves and hooks.

We store other things in here, too. Mostly on the shelving unit. Also things like the vacuum, Ramona’s solar tent, etc.

And yes, this is a cat-friendly home, so this is where we keep the cat pans! Cat pans aren’t glamorous, but they are necessary. We like having them here because they are tucked away yet easily accessible for them. The vinyl flooring is also very easy to keep clean.

Our modern minimal townhouse for a family of three (and two kitties!). Looking for townhouse decorating ideas? Check out our home tour. #townhomes #townhouse #townhouseideas #modernhomedecorlivingroom #townhouseinspiration #diy #organizing #storage #storageshelving #craftstorage
Our modern minimal townhouse for a family of three (and two kitties!). Looking for townhouse decorating ideas? Check out our home tour. #townhomes #townhouse #townhouseideas #modernhomedecorlivingroom #townhouseinspiration #diy #organizing #storage #storageshelving #craftstorage

Our Tiny Backyard & Garden

Hands down, my favorite space I’m sharing on this modern minimal townhome tour. (Well, when it’s nice out. It’s pretty much closed for business November–March.) We finished this space for the spring 2018 One Room Challenge and then made some mid-summer updates you can see below and in this post. I think we did a great job of maximizing our small space.

This space include loads of DIYs: All of the landscaping and planning, the paver coffee table and matching side table, the raised garden beds, and the slatted HVAC unit screen are the most prominent. We can’t wait to get this space back up and running this spring since we used it almost every day last spring, summer, and early fall.

Small Townhouse Patio Ideas
relaxing townhouse patio sitting area
hanging plants in a small townhouse backyard, Modern Minimal Townhome
Small Townhouse Patio Ideas, Modern Minimal Townhome
Small Townhouse Patio Ideas