May 2020 Basement Update & Exciting Announcement

Our basement renovation is rapidly progressing, and it just so happens that the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge (ORC) starts on May 7, with a 7 week run time. We were already planning on a late June finish date for the basement, so we’ve decided to make it official and register as participants in the

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Basement Bathroom Design Plan

This post is written in partnership with The Tile Shop and Sherwin Williams. All views and statements are my own. Because it’s been over a year since we started the basement renovation, the bathroom design plan has changed quite a few times. As of this week, however, it’s officially finalized, and the majority of items

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Eyesore to Outdoor Oasis: Backyard Patio Reveal

Sharing all of the details on how we transformed our patio into an outdoor living oasis for less than $3,000. We completely demolished our former patio area and added pavers, a pergola, built-in bench seating, a dining area, lounge area, and firepit area. Click to see the before and after photos, phases of the renovation, get the sources, and see the budget breakdown!

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Basement Renovation Update: May 2019

I realized I haven’t shared an update on our basement since March! Oops… time flies! Read on to see where we’re at these days. We haven’t exactly made a ton of progress on the basement lately, unfortunately. We just don’t have the time it requires (especially with summer- read: weddings and bachelor/ette parties!- approaching), so

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What’s Going on in the Basement These Days?

We’ve been in a bit of a lull period with the basement after we demo’d it back in January. In February, I worked on putting together a rough draft of the design plan  and we spent the rest of the month and the beginning of March planning the necessities like plumbing, egress windows, floor planning etc.

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How to Build Modern Wood Shutters

One of the many steps in our exterior remodel was replacing the shutters. We chose a dark green vinyl siding  and I wanted shutters that would look good with our brown roof and match our wood door as well. My goal was a modern style that would grab someone’s attention and add some interest to the

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