House Tour: A Renovated 1950s Character Home

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March 10, 2021

This 1950s character house is in a beautiful neighbourhood here in Edmonton, AB close to downtown and the river valley! It belongs to my BFF, her hubby, kids and two cats! They did such a beautiful job renovating each space! So let’s take a tour… Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase […]

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6 Ways to Elevate Tiny Kitchen Design

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March 8, 2021

Just because your kitchen is tiny doesn’t mean it can’t be dreamy! My IRL BFF just finished renovating her small 1950s one-and-a-half-storey home in a character neighborhood here in Edmonton, AB. Her kitchen is proof that you can make your home dreamy even if it’s not your dream home! (And you can see why we […]

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English Country Style Small Bathroom Refresh

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February 13, 2021

When we first moved into our home in 2008, this little bathroom was the first space we tackled. It was literally the very beginning of The Ginger Home. It was the first renovation that Mark and I took on together, with absolutely no idea what we were doing! Now almost 13 years later it was […]

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How to do a Post Christmas Purge

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January 17, 2021

After the holidays I always crave simplicity! I love layering in cozy textures and seasonal décor for the holidays, but I’m a minimalist at heart. With the New Year comes a distinct desire for less…of everything! Each year, sometimes starting as soon as Dec 26, I do a thorough post-Christmas purge! I love returning the […]

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The Best Interior Paint Colours for your Home

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January 10, 2021

One of the most frequently asked questions I get about my home is what paint colour is on the wall in each room, especially the main living space. I’ve created a guide with my favorite interior paint colors (including the ones I’ve used myself) to help you decide what the best interior paint colours for […]

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Entryway Makeover in a Builder Grade Home

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December 27, 2020

So many new build homes are, shall we say, lacking “character” in certain areas. Some of the most neglected spaces are the entryways, mudrooms and walk-through pantries that are so common in modern suburban design! This home entryway makeover added character, function and of course a little bit of pretty to a builder basic space! […]

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Small Linen Closet Makeover

A Pretty & Functional Small Linen Closet Makeover

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December 26, 2020

If you are looking for a manageable home makeover project that makes a big difference, take a look at your linen closet! I can’t believe how happy this small linen closet makeover made me! Small Linen Closet Before & After We have one linen closet on the main floor of our house and up until […]

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7 Ways to Create a Cozy Basement Family Room

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November 16, 2020

We’ve been spending so much time at home lately (yep it’s 2020) that we decided we needed to finally tackle our basement family room space. We wanted to make it functional and enjoyable so that the kids would actually to want to spend time down there. We are so happy with how it turned out […]

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How to Build a DIY Homework Station

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November 16, 2020

It’s been a weird year. In March 2020, everything shut down. We transitioned to “online learning” and spent A LOT of time at home. We realized that with two grade-schoolers at home, we needed a dedicated homework space. Our two girls and both have small rooms (in our small house), so fitting a desk in […]

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Before & After – Our Small Home Renovation

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May 11, 2020

I’ve shown our small home renovation before and the most common response I’ve heard is “Wow! It doesn’t even look like the same house!” But it is! I promise lol! We’ve been working slowly on transforming it since 2008 when we first moved in. But in 2017 we decided that if we were going to […]

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