Home Building

Tips and ideas for helping you build your dream home that you’ll love including money saving tips, organization tips, DIY projects, self contracting, marriage while building, and new home must haves.

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

How to choose a floor plan  |  8 things to consider

How to choose a floor plan | 8 things to consider

There are many things to consider when choosing a floor plan, and it can be fun process. I will discuss 8 main items to pay attention to when narrowing down your search for your dream home. Lot and location will the floor plan fit and READ MORE

Where to Splurge / Save Money when building your Home

Where to Splurge / Save Money when building your Home

Knowing smart ways to save can actually help you get MORE of what you REALLY want when building a home! Saving money when building a home may seem like an oxymoron, but it can be done! I believe you can get your dream home and READ MORE

Flooring and Rug Tour with Links

Flooring and Rug Tour with Links

I get asked about our flooring almost daily and recently I’ve been getting lots of questions about our rugs too. So I thought it would be handy to put all this info in one spot. I hope you find this helpful. I’ll include pictures you READ MORE

Organized List of New Home Build Must Haves

Organized List of New Home Build Must Haves

Did your Must Haves make this list? Are you looking for ideas and features to include in your new home? As a home designer, I wanted to know what people are looking for in their homes. So I asked the smartest, most helpful people I READ MORE

Money Saving Questions to Ask When Building a Home

Money Saving Questions to Ask When Building a Home

Saving money when building a home shouldn’t feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Yes, it’s a challenge. Yes, it can be frustrating and discouraging at times, but… You can save money when building a new home! – repeat after me- EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE. Make that your READ MORE

Home Office Reveal – Week 6 of the One Room Challenge

Home Office Reveal – Week 6 of the One Room Challenge

Welcome! I am so glad you’re here! It’s REVEAL time! I am so excited to share with you my new and improved home office complete with new DIY bookshelves, art, sconces and more! If you missed them, here are the links to WEEK 1, WEEK READ MORE

Home Office Makeover – DIY Art & Bookshelves – Week 5 One Room Challenge

Home Office Makeover – DIY Art & Bookshelves – Week 5 One Room Challenge

Welcome! I am so glad you’re here! My home office is looking much improved! We are on Week 5 for the One Room Challenge this week I am sharing a new painting I created for the space between the bookshelves, some bookshelf styling tips and, READ MORE