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. As always, I thought about what functions we need […]

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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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Entryway Makeover – Transforming a Builder Grade Home

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October 6, 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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A Pretty & Functional Small Linen Closet Makeover

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August 20, 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! Our Small Linen Closet “Before” We have one linen closet on the main floor of our house and up until recently, […]

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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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Should You Renovate or Sell Your Home?

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May 6, 2020

There are so many factors that go into deciding whether to renovate or sell your home. We decided to renovate our existing home and here’s why! We bought our small home in 2008 when we were newly married, with no kids. Fast forward a few years and we had 2 kids and 2 dogs and […]

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Should You Choose Marble Countertops?

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February 16, 2020

So you are trying to decide if you should install marble countertops! It’s not a simple decision. I’ve been there! We installed honed Carrara marble countertops in our kitchen 10 years ago and here’s my honest answer to “Should you choose marble countertops?” First, let me preface by saying that our kitchen is not for […]

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How We Upgraded Our Small Home Entryway

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January 3, 2020

Our small home entryway was one of the first design challenges that we tackled when we bought this house. The front door opened directly into the main living space! This is a common problem in a lot of older houses so we had to get creative to create a separate entryway in a small home. […]

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Home Improvement Project Planner

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January 3, 2020

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. This way we focus on one thing at a time. And […]

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Before & After – A Small Living Room Renovation

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January 3, 2020

The living room space in our house was in desperate need of a makeover! It had good bones with a large front window, wood-burning fireplace and vaulted ceilings. But it was also extremely dated and in need of a facelift! We transformed it on a budget with a little creativity! Here are our best tips […]

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