EFFICIENT MUDROOM + LAUNDRY IDEAS: MAKEOVER TAKEOVER FOR JOSH & TARA

The Makeover Takeover series focuses on helping my readers with bits of their own homes that are giving them challenges. Whether it is a room that they want guidance on styling, a floor plan that needs re-configuring, or they are stumbling with choosing an exterior color palette, I am happy to help. I offer solutions…

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FIVE INSPIRING SMALL HOME BLOGS

Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts after my most recent post. Some of you reached out to offer the benefits of living in a smaller home, and many more commented that they actually prefer our revised/simplified design over the original. I have to say that after a few days of simmering with…

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SATURDAY SKETCHBOOK: PLANNING AND REVISING

This winter has been brutal. Think freezing or below for months at a time. No, I’m not exaggerating – anyone who lives in the Midwest will agree. As I have mentioned before, our family currently lives in a rental house. As part of our agreement, we pay our own utilities – which includes the propane…

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  • Nick

    You should think of adding unfinished, but ready to finish, space above the garage. Adds minimal cost now but you’ll be happy later. (Also maybe a bigger garage, cheap sf)ReplyCancel

    • Yes, we are definitely looking into both of those. Probably more likely to have a slightly larger garage than potential finished space above. Our goal (well, my goal anyway) is to minimize the look of the garage from the curb. As such, we probably won’t have attic trusses. Craig is also very hopeful that we can get everything 100% finished during the process so that he doesn’t have any projects. Wishful thinking perhaps? ha!ReplyCancel

THE 4 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF BEFORE DESIGNING A NEW HOUSE

Designing a new house is an exciting and exhausting time for homeowners. It seems there are no less than a thousand decisions that will need to be made to create a house that is ‘just right’ for your family. And while each and every decision during the design process is an important one, there are…

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7 CHARMING OLD HOUSE DETAILS MAKING A COMEBACK

When you think of an old house – you may envision rotting siding, squeaky floor boards, and bats in the attic. While these may very well be a reality, there are plenty of merits that old homes have to offer. The seven charming old house details I’m about to share may have you rethinking your…

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THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE QUEEN ANNE VICTORIAN HOME STYLE

Queen Anne Victorian Welcome to another installment in the ELEMENTS OF HOME series. Each month I showcase a different residential style here on the blog. It is my hope that this information will not only teach you a little something about the various styles; but also equip you if are designing or searching for a…

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DIY TODDLER BED FROM A RE-PURPOSED CRIB

Not many moments spark the same amounts of joy and sadness as when the youngest child of the family finally outgrows the crib. With the celebratory occasion of assembling the ‘big boy/girl’ bed comes the equally emotional moment of taking the crib apart. We were faced with this exact scenario in the months before we…

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AROUND HERE: JANUARY 2018

Around here we have been… WATCHING {D} as he learns to play basketball. He was nervous going into the season, not having any prior experience; But he has grown in confidence and skill. The moment he scored his first ever two-pointer he was beaming with pride. We are proud of the hustle and persistence he…

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RUSTIC KITCHEN IDEAS: MAKEOVER TAKEOVER FOR BEN & ADELL

The Makeover Takeover series focuses on helping my readers with bits of their own homes that are giving them challenges. Whether it is a room that they want guidance on styling, a floor plan that needs re-configuring, or they are stumbling with choosing an exterior color palette, I am happy to help. I offer solutions…

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READER SHOWCASE: MINNA + SCOT’S HOME

You’re in for a treat today friends! The Reader Showcase is where I feature the homes and home projects that my readers have tackled. I am constantly amazed at the talent and varied styles that each person has to offer! Today’s talent is no exception. I first met Minna on Instagram. She posted photos of…

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