What does a whole home renovation cost?

Hi everyone! As we prepare to close on the sale of our first home, we have been reflecting on all of the work that we have put into making this house our home. I will always love this bedroom. In just a few short weeks we will be collecting all of the equity from our … Continue reading What does a whole home renovation cost?

Before and After: The Completed Master Bathroom

Hi everyone! We have a ton of before and after photos to share with you guys, but since the master bath has been at the forefront most recently we decided to start with this one. Here it is when we purchased it, in all of its shiny brass, green tile and striped wallpaper glory. So … Continue reading Before and After: The Completed Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom Update

Hi everyone! It's been a crazy few weeks over here, between work travel, the Easter holiday, and trying to get the house finished and on the market! We had a really nice week as a family leading up to the holiday, enjoying the lovely weather and getting our back flower beds whipped into shape. The … Continue reading Master Bathroom Update

Drywall Purgatory

The past few weeks while we've been in quarantine have been a nightmare of drywall work. It always seems like drywall takes the longest during these projects, possibly just because we hate it so much, but also maybe because things feel so much more finished once the drywall is in place and textured. After the … Continue reading Drywall Purgatory

Replacing the Header Board on the Cottage Porch

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great evening! With three littles we didn't do anything really special, as we're still trying to get as much sleep as possible. Today we're sharing an update on replacing the header board on the cottage's porch. When we had the house leveled, the porch separated from … Continue reading Replacing the Header Board on the Cottage Porch

Master Bathroom Demo Update, A Floor Plan, and a Mood Board

Hi everyone! We are well underway with our master bathroom demo as we settle in as a new family of five! As a reminder, here's where our master bathroom started: We did initially paint the room white, but that is the only major modification we had made to this point. Here's where we are today. … Continue reading Master Bathroom Demo Update, A Floor Plan, and a Mood Board

Before and After: Revealing Our Kids’ Bathroom Remodel

Hi guys! We are FINALLY wrapping up some projects on our current house and are thrilled to share the final product with you! This week, we put the finishing touches on our kids’ bathroom, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. We also continued working on the demo of our master bath, … Continue reading Before and After: Revealing Our Kids’ Bathroom Remodel

Demo Starts on the Cottage!

Hi everyone! Our team has begun demoing the cottage, and we have had a few surprises underneath all of the drywall. Just a reminder, here is the current floorplan of the cottage: I was pretty excited when our contractor called on day one to let us know that there was shiplap paneling underneath the drywall! … Continue reading Demo Starts on the Cottage!

Our Cottage – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hi everyone! Today we're sharing our plans for our "new old house", the 1940s cottage that came with our property. Although we essentially attributed no value to the house when we purchased the property, given the age of the house we wanted a thorough inspection done to make sure we knew about anything that might … Continue reading Our Cottage – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly