Should You Renovate or Sell Your Home?

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May 6, 2020

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 we felt that we were outgrowing our small space. It was time to decide…should we sell and move to a bigger home or renovate our existing […]

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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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Small House Renovation – A Modern Farmhouse Makeover

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January 2, 2020

When we initially set eyes on our current home, it was definitely not love at first sight! But it was in a prime location, the price was right and it came with 4 beautiful treed and fenced acres of land. It even had its own pond! When we drove down the driveway something about it […]

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7 Tiny Master Bathroom Design Tips

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January 2, 2020

When we were house hunting one thing that was high on our list of wants was a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Well, our wish was granted with this house…sort of!! The ensuite bathroom was incredibly small and we had to get creative to make it functional! Here are 7 tiny master bathroom design […]

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7 Small Master Bedroom Design Ideas

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January 2, 2020

Just like the rest of our house, our master suite was not large! We had to get creative to really make the space work for us! Here are some small master bedroom design ideas for maximizing your space! #1 Maximize Storage We added Ikea Pax wardrobes in one corner of the space so that Mark […]

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How to Make a Small Dining Space Functional & Pretty!

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January 1, 2020

The only dining space in our main house is the eat-in nook in the kitchen. It’s very small and has an awkward layout with patio doors to the back deck behind it and stairs and a doorway on either side! It was a bit of a design challenge, but we managed to make our small […]

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The Best Ways To Organize A Small Kitchen

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December 31, 2019

Our kitchen is fairly small at 11ft x 12ft! It feels larger because of the open floor plan, but the cabinetry space is limited so we maximize every square inch! Read on for our ideas on the best ways to organize a small kitchen! We gutted and renovated this kitchen in 2011. If you want […]

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