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About littletownbigcity

I'm an arts educator, working in NYC and living in NJ with my husband and turtle. Follow along as my husband Mike and I venture through buying and designing our first home in a small town in NJ, about 30 minutes outside of Manhattan.

Kitchen: Pulls vs Knobs

Here are a few images of the new kitchen. Here is a shot of the butler’s pantry. These cabinets will be switched to the dark brown color. One of my favorite parts about the 1st floor is this built in … Continue reading

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Rockin’ The Suburbs

If you want to jump to the time lapse video, click here to skip the details. We got a new house today, y’all! What an amazing day.  We arrived at the property at around 7:30am and the awesome crane operator … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is the big day!

House set is tomorrow.  We can’t wait! Check back soon for pictures.

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Magic Modular

We visited the factory yesterday to check out our house “on the line”.  It was really surreal to see these rooms that we have been looking at on a floor plan come to life.  Since we are building modular, the … Continue reading

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Long time no post… After waiting for months to get permit approvals, we were anxious to get started.  Our builder moved pretty quickly getting the land ready for the foundation. You can’t imagine how excited we were just to see … Continue reading

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We have permits!

I haven’t been able to update the blog for a while, since we were waiting and waiting AND WAITING for the township to approve our plans and release our building permits.  It took about 4.5 months, but we finally have … Continue reading

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Home on the Range

Choosing appliances for the new house was really fun.  I did a TON of research on the kitchen forums of  The forums were a great resource, especially when choosing our oven/range.  If you know us, you know that we … Continue reading

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Choosing Floors

Oh man did we have a hard time picking out flooring!  Our house will be open concept, so we plan to have hardwood throughout the whole house.  The only rooms that will not have hardwood are the bathrooms and possibly … Continue reading

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Bathroom Shower

Since the first day of the house design process, my husband has been dreaming about having a walk in shower. traditional bathroom design by other metros general contractor Michael Matrka, Inc He was pretty certian that we should not have … Continue reading

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Where to start?

How do you go from this to this? traditional kitchen design by boston kitchen and bath Venegas and Company   We finally have a layout that we like, now we have to pick out the finishes and I mean ALL … Continue reading

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