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
It’s easier than you might think to fix sliding closet doors and give them a professional paint job, for an entirely new look and function. When we moved into this house, I didn’t love the sliding closet doors in the bedrooms. Until I realized I could use this valuable real estate to help me get organized! Closet doors are a necessary evil. They may be better than having to look at the messy innards of your closets, but usually not by much. When I turned my closet doors in my office into giant chalkboards, I started seeing them not as a curse, but as a blessing to my creativity and… 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.
A tiny craftsman revival bungalow is about to get a full makeover to bring her into the 21st century, while preserving her mid century modern flare. This boxy little nondescript house would never have caught my eye, but once we set foot inside the front door, we immediately saw its potential. It’s a 2 bedroom, 1 bath charmer that’s been dressed down over the years to function as a rental for university students. Most of the innate character has been stripped out or covered up, but it just needs a few thoughtful tweaks to make it shine again. From Clunky Rental to Craftsman Cutie Taking a home that’s devolved over… 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