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Get the Look:  Cabana Stripe Lakeside Fire pit Decor

Get the Look: Cabana Stripe Lakeside Fire pit Decor

While I excitedly wait for the diggers, concrete pourers, and masons to finish our lake side area, I decided to make a design board to help me make some choices for the fire pit area! I’m sharing the progress and process for this project on READ MORE

5 Front Porch Design Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

5 Front Porch Design Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

5 Front Porch Design Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make When you’re looking at house plans or just driving around town, do you notice that some front porches are more welcoming and attractive than others? Maybe you’re wishing a floor plan you like had a READ MORE

Simple Kitchen Upgrade: Raise your cabinets to the ceiling

Simple Kitchen Upgrade: Raise your cabinets to the ceiling

Raising cabinets means more function, space, and high-end custom look for your kitchen. Does it bug you that your kitchen cabinets don’t touch the ceiling? Maybe you wish you had somewhere in your kitchen for some open shelves? How to get a custom-looking kitchen with READ MORE

Simple Ways to Add Value and Charm to your Home

Simple Ways to Add Value and Charm to your Home

These designer secrets will add Charm increase your home value If there is one thing I LOVE in design, it’s character. True story: I once chose not to buy a very lovely house that checked all the boxes simply because it was too perfect and READ MORE

What to look for in Home Exterior Siding

What to look for in Home Exterior Siding

What to look for in Home Exterior Siding and Why We Chose Hardie Products for our Home Exterior Siding This post is sponsored by James Hardie® but the opinions expressed here are my own. Building or remodeling a home can be a challenging and emotional READ MORE

A QUICK GUIDE FOR FINDING OUR HOME BUILDING SOURCES

A QUICK GUIDE FOR FINDING OUR HOME BUILDING SOURCES

THE PAINT COLORS AND BUILDING MATERIALS WE USED FOR OUR HOME When you’re building a home, it is so helpful to see a real life examples of what you like, but it can be difficult to find the sources sometimes. In this home building guide, READ MORE

How to build a Simple Screened Porch for your Home

How to build a Simple Screened Porch for your Home

It was always the plan for this area to be a screened porch, but with time a budget constraints we just didn’t get to it during the construction of the house. Mosquitoes around here are no joke. I’ve seen some mosquitoes that would give birds READ MORE