Seven Ways to Update your Kitchen on a Budget

I’m launching a new line of content here on Sima Spaces- meet the “Sima Spaces Sunday Seven”! Each Sunday, I’ll be sharing a roundup of seven somethings- design tidbits, renovation advice, organization tips, source roundups, decoration ideas… and more! Be sure to sign up for my mailing list (in the sidebar!) so you don’t miss out. I’m launching the inaugural Sunday Seven posts with seven updates for

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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

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Our Basement Remodel Design Plan

We’re quite a few steps (read: all of the steps) away from being able to do finish work on our basement, but it hasn’t stopped me from dreaming about the design plan! In case you’re new around here: we’re doing a full gut and remodel of our basement, including adding two bedrooms, a

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How to Build Floating Shelves

Before we tore it apart, our hallway bathroom had a fairly good-sized closet. We didn’t necessarily need all that closet space, but we did need a bigger bathroom! Because of that, with our bathroom renovation, we knocked out the closet and reframed a new closet space. I wanted the new

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Basement Demo and Plans

Last weekend, we demo’d our basement! With the help of my parents, we were able to finish demo in just two days and completely fill a 30 yard dumpster. After ripping out the wood paneling, ceiling tiles, a couple walls and closets, and former bathroom fixtures, we have a blank

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Not just a Fifties Fixer Upper anymore…

In case you haven’t noticed (but of course you have!), “Our Fifties Fixer Upper” is now Sima Spaces! Why the name change, you ask? I’m dishing all the details below. Room to grow “Our Fifties Fixer Upper” still rings true to our current home. It is, however, limited to our

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2018 Renovation Recap & a Look Ahead at 2019

2018 marked our second full year of owning our fifties fixer upper, and although we kept busy with projects, we took plenty of time to enjoy life outside of house projects as well. We also had some exciting advancements and changes with our “brand” and we’re planning on quite a

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Making a Mudroom

This post was originally shared on my former website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com, in Fall 2017. When we bought our home, there was no mudroom. The dining room was a very long, awkward space with two chandeliers, a shelving unit, and a door leading out to the backyard. According to our neighbor, who has

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