A Mildly Scary Halloween Home Tour 2019

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October 13, 2019

Welcome to our 2019 Halloween Home Tour here at The Ginger Home! Prepare to be… mildly creeped out lol. So I don’t do gory or super scary Halloween. My two little girls are way to sensitive for that. And let’s get real…I enjoy a certain calm and classic aesthetic that doesn’t jive well with garish […]

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A Modern Farmhouse Style Exterior Makeover

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September 22, 2019

The exterior makeover of our little 90’s bungalow has truly been a labour of love! There has also been a lot of sweat, blood and tears…literally!! We bought the house in 2008 at the end of the housing boom here in Alberta, Canada. It was a cute little bungalow on 4 acres only a 5 […]

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A Refreshing Summer Decor Home Tour

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July 8, 2019

In our house, summer is about de-cluttering and cleaning, throwing the windows open and enjoying the fresh air! I like to keep the summer decor simple and the house feeling open and airy. I put away all the winter blankets and candles and bring out the rattan, linen and glass. I also buy about 50 […]

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Summer Outdoor Decor – Home Tour Summer 2019

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July 3, 2019

This summer we are still working on the exterior finishes on our home (we added an extension in 2017). But I wanted to be able to still use and enjoy our outdoor spaces! So we added some plants, comfy hanging chairs, patio lights and a cute patio umbrella and made the spaces enjoyable with a […]

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Simple Ways to Refresh Your Outdoor Spaces this Summer

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June 20, 2019

I kept our outdoor spaces fresh and simple using classic neutrals with lots of texture. Below, I’ve rounded up my 5 favourite elements to add to your patio and porch spaces this season! 1. Baskets I like to use pretty baskets as cache pots to add some natural warmth. I put plants in plastic pots […]

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Custom Closet Design – How to Create a Dreamy Closet on a Budget

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June 17, 2019

The closet in our master bedroom is a very small walk-in measuring approximately 5.5ft x 6ft. We decided to make the entire space mine as Mark has a set of wardrobes and a dresser in the bedroom! (You can see the bedroom layout in this small space living ideas post). Planning a Custom Closet When […]

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10 Ways to Design a Custom Kitchen on a Budget

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June 3, 2019

When we first began researching our kitchen renovation, we were shocked at the quotes we were receiving for custom work. Cabinetry alone was going to cost more than we had budgeted for the entire renovation! So we decided to DIY the project using big box store cabinets. We wanted to make the kitchen look as […]

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Garage Door Makeover for Less than $100

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April 16, 2019

The Before – a dated exterior Our garage was one of the things that drew us to our acreage property when we first viewed it. It’s an oversize triple with lots of space for Mark to store all his tools and project car etc…but it wasn’t exactly pretty! We refinished the exterior of the house […]

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How to Style a Bookcase in 3 Easy Steps

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February 27, 2019

It can be tricky to get bookcase styling just right! I like to make sure my bookcases look pretty and aren’t cluttered, but I also don’t want them to feel impersonal. I think sometimes when shelves are styled too perfectly with purchased objects it can look beautiful, but also sterile. In this house we didn’t […]

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How to plan for Home Improvement Projects

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January 7, 2019

This year Mark and I have decided to focus on finishing home improvement projects around the house so that we can move on to some new dreams and goals! To stay on track we decided to do a “project of the month” each month in 2019. This way we focus on one thing at a […]

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