Choosing Exterior Paint Colors

With the dramatic structural changes we had planned for the house, we knew some new paint colors would be in order for both the additional materials we were adding in and also for the old, dingy, off-white brick. Choosing exterior paint colors is kind Read More
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Kitchen Addition Time-lapse and Details (video)

Hello friends!  The house is really moving along now.  It's so exciting to see progress!  But before we could tackle anything, we had to put in the additions. As you may remember, the original kitchen was pretty bad. It was small, closed off, Read More
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Cleaning Out Old Insulation (video)

We knew our new/old house had some issues.  We knew it had been neglected and vacant for nearly a decade.  We thought we were prepared for any and all grossness involved with the aforementioned issues.  However, nothing, I repeat nothing, could have Read More
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Home Tour: Master Bedroom (video)

We're down to the last "before" video for the new/old house (#staggreno on Instagram!).  Today I'm sharing the master bedroom and bathroom at the state it was when we took ownership of the house. This room was just bizarre on so many levels.  No Read More
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Home Tour: Playroom and Study Area (video)

Hello everyone!  Hope you're having a wonderful week.  I thought we were going to make it through the winter cough free, but Ruby has come down with the icky virus that's going around and we've been out of commission since Saturday night.  Boo. Today Read More
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Home Tour: Kitchen

It only took one look at the kitchen to know it was going to need a complete makeover.  We really couldn't save a single thing in there.  The layout was terrible, the cabinets were outdated, and the appliances were original to the house (I think it Read More
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How to Finance a Renovation

So, you have big plans.  You want to make your home spectacular but before you can do anything, you've got to figure out how to pay for it.  Darn money.  Always getting in the way. Well folks, there are several ways you can do it.  If you're independently Read More
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Home Tour: Bathrooms

Merry Christmas Eve!  My goodness, this holiday season seems to have snuck up on me and I can't believe it's already this time of year (and that I'm in my third trimester-- holy moly!).  Time is marching on and we are pushing to move forward on demo Read More
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Living Room Design Plans

The gorgeous fireplace surround in this room was all Tom Cruise on me and had me at hello.  The moment spotted it when we were walking through the house, I knew I would do whatever I could to keep it in tact.  It's solid stone, has intricate detailing, Read More
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Home Tour: Living Room

Sorry for the slight delay in today's post.  I'm having internet issues this morning.  Why can't technology just work effortlessly at all times? Today I'm giving you the first look inside our new/old home and giving you a tour of the living room.  It's Read More
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