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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12 Reasons to Embrace Small Space Living

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December 31, 2019

I truly believe that any house can be a home no matter what the size! Our house is a 1350 sq ft bungalow built in 1993. It took vision to see it’s potential, but now we love small space living! We chose to buy a smaller home for many reasons! Here are the top 10: […]

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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-minute […]

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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

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 this year and while we were […]

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Mudroom Design – Creating a Functional Entryway

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October 3, 2018

When we bought this house there was no mudroom or even a designated entryway! The front door opened directly into the living room. We live in Alberta, Canada where winter can last 8 months and spring is mucky as the snow melts. We knew that at some point we would need to create a proper […]

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