See the complete transformation of our latest flip house, from rundown boarded up bungalow to super cute family home, in this craftsman makeover reveal! Flipping houses is never easy, but completely remodeling a house in the midst of a stay-at-home health crisis adds a whole ‘nother level of challenge to the process! When we first decided to take on this sad little ex-rental house, it needed everything. Inside and out. No problem, we thought, this is what we do. So we jumped in and started making plans and budgets. Then the world changed, and everything got harder, and we had to learn to make constant adjustments along the way. But… Keep Reading
How to hang mirrors on a tile backsplash and drill through tile safely. Here are the best ways to hang heavy objects like mirrors or shelves on a tile wall, including a bonus renter-friendly option.
How to install cabinet hardware the right way so you don’t mess up the lovely finish on your new cabinets. You’re standing in front of your brand new or freshly painted cabinets. You know you want gorgeous drawer pulls and cabinet knobs to complete the look, but there’s only one thing standing in the way… Installation. If you’re going to get those fabulous pulls onto your cabinets, you’re going to need to drill holes in them. But they’re so pristine, so beautiful, so unblemished. Just the thought of putting holes in that unmarred surface gives you second thoughts and you start wondering if you really need hardware at all. But… Keep Reading
The reveal of my modern master bathroom makeover, in all its patterned tile and brass fixture glory. Remodeling projects never go as planned and this bathroom remodel was no exception. But it’s finally finished and I’m sharing the reveal today, along with before and after pics! Recently, I gave my master bedroom an update, which I’ve been loving. But, as with most remodeling projects, once I was happy with the bedroom, I realized how unhappy I was with the adjoining bathroom. Master Bath Before My 1979 original bathroom started out as dated, dark, and dingy, but with good bones. When we bought the house, I knew it would be a… Keep Reading
Want the look of concrete tiles on your floor or backsplash without the installation and maintenance headaches? These porcelain and ceramic patterned tiles will give you the concrete tile alternatives you’re looking for, typically for a fraction of the cost! Ah, the sweet sounds of tiles smashing and shattering in my bathroom. It’s music to my ears. I always love Demo Day, but today is special because I’m not doing the hard work of demolition. Since we’re “weekend warriors” our larger DIY projects like this one generally take weeks to complete. But with friends coming in a couple of weeks to visit, we need all our bathrooms in working order…. Keep Reading
Control your remodel budget or it will control you! Take back your power over your money with my free downloadable bathroom remodel budgeting worksheet. Why You Need a Remodel Budget Sticker shock. It comes with most large purchases, and takes some of the fun out of your new toy, car, or well, bathroom. If you’re planning a large purchase it’s wise to have a budget in mind before you talk to a salesperson because their job is to increase your budget. And if you don’t have one to start with, the sky’s the limit. If your purchase involves several smaller parts, such as a remodeling project that stretches out for… Keep Reading
Happy New Year! January is the perfect time for new beginnings, and this year I’m starting a new bathroom remodel that I’ve been wanting to tackle for years. When we moved into our house four years ago, we loved the layout and how the space worked for our family. We didn’t so much love the 1981 style that infused every room of the house. Bathroom as Time Capsule Nowhere was this late-seventies/early-eighties style more troublesome than in our master bathroom. Back in its day, this thing was decked out. The green cultured marble countertops, and beigey-brown matching toilet and jetted bathtub just screamed custom 70’s master retreat. This place was… Keep Reading