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Before & After – Our Small Home Renovation


May 11, 2020


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  1. Atrenovations says:

    Cheers for the awesome post, really loved it once again, Ill give this a


    What is the outside color please?

  3. Diana says:

    Wow! That’s quite the transformation! The front porches made a huge difference. I also love the idea of adding a permanent screen room as an economical way to add more functional living space. Well done!

  4. Tracey says:

    I’m so happy I’ve found you!!
    We also have a small bungalow that we moved into 7 years ago. We are in Ontario, on 2 acres, with a large stream at the back and wooded areas. Perfect for the zillions of mosquitoes we have here! I’ve always wanted a screened room. I feel it would totally make the difference between staying and leaving. Do you use it in winter? Is that a gas stove you put in?
    I love that you have a smaller home, it gives me encouragement and hope, that I can create beauty in my home too!! Thank you!!

    • Amanda says:

      Aw, glad you’re here! We use it 3 out of 4 seasons. I would say November-February it’s just too cold. Yes, it’s a gas fireplace, which is the only reason we can use it as long as we do! It heats it quite well. And it’s been a game-changer in mosquito season when it’s just miserable to be outside! Definitely recommend if you can make it happen!

  5. Anna says:

    Love this! If you don’t mind be asking, how much did it cost for the front porch, and to add the addition in the back 🙂

  6. Amy says:

    Beautiful front porch — what color paint did you use. Love the grey / blue element of it.


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