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When Buying a Home for Your Family

When Buying a Home for Your Family

june 22, 2018 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN BUYING A HOME FOR YOUR FAMILY Each stage in life has different demands and different priorities. Families in the children-rearing stage of life have a unique set of demands and priorities in regards to their home. And this...

Meet Broad Street- A Moody European Bedroom Reveal

Meet Broad Street- A Moody European Bedroom Reveal

june 8, 2018 MEET BROAD STREET- A MOODY EUROPEAN BEDROOM REVEAL Our inspiration for this home came from the ever beautiful old European architecture. Recently, we've noticed that this design trend is making itself more and more known. And so, as we created a mood...

Meet Broad Street- An Attic Renovation Reveal

Meet Broad Street- An Attic Renovation Reveal

may 18, 2018 MEET BROAD STREET- AN ATTIC RENOVATION REVEAL When we first walked through the Broad Street house, the attic space was barely accessible. We let the guys crawl up there and pronounce what a nasty situation it was. Then, Becca and I crawled up and started...

Raising the Value of your Home

Raising the Value of your Home

april 13, 2018 HOW TO RAISE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME BEFORE RESALE You’re ready to sell your home but you want to do so wisely. Let’s pretend this is you. And let’s pretend that we’re sitting across from you at your kitchen table. There are mugs of steaming coffee and a...

Common Pitfalls when Painting Your Own Home

Common Pitfalls when Painting Your Own Home

march 16, 2018 COMMON PITFALLS WHEN PAINTING YOUR OWN HOME Ask any homeowner who decided to paint their own house- and you’ll probably get a few horror stories. Whether that’s buying paint in mass quantity, painting a tan color that turned into an orange or buying low...

First Steps for First Time Home Buyers

First Steps for First Time Home Buyers

march 2, 2018 FIRST STEPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS I was once a first-time home buyer. And I was the one figuring out a budget and searching for a house, unsure of what I wanted. Luckily for me, my father-in-law was a real estate agent. And he helped me walk through...

How We Made This Space into a Home

How We Made This Space into a Home

january 26, 2018 HOW WE MADE THIS SPACE INTO A HOME When creating & dreaming up new spaces, having brick to expose is always a plus. As you may recall, the first home we had the pleasure of renovating in Lancaster City had concrete block, not brick. We were...

A Collage Wall That Belongs

A Collage Wall That Belongs

january 12, 2018 A COLLAGE WALL THAT BELONGS So, what if I told you that we plastered pieces of magazine papers all over the wall of a room? First, you’d probably think I was a college freshman. Or you might think I’m tacky. Guess again- it was actually one of the...

A Creative Bathroom Renovation for the Books

A Creative Bathroom Renovation for the Books

december 4, 2017 A CREATIVE BATHROOM RENOVATION FOR THE BOOKS  Ahhh, the crazy tiled bathroom post. I love this one!Creativity is not without it’s challenges, so let me tell ya about it. These beautiful city houses often have a leak in their system with their teeny...

A Guide to Decorating with Old Books

A Guide to Decorating with Old Books

july 22, 2017 A GUIDE TO DECORATING WITH OLD BOOKS  “A series of books, dilapidated and faded, sit bundled together. Most of the bindings are separating from the yellowed pages, but each is at home in its battered state. Their wrinkled pages and discolored skin tell...

Our Favorite Rugs and Light Fixtures Source List

Our Favorite Rugs and Light Fixtures Source List

june 27, 2017 OUR FAVORITE LIGHT FIXTURES AND RUGS SOURCE LIST   Today I’m gifting you sources to some of my favorite recent home purchases! If you ask me what some of my favorite things to buy for a house are, I’d tell ya straight up – Light Fixtures...

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