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Two Things I Bought (And A Whole Lotta Weekend Sales)

Happy Friday, guys! Just wanted to stop in with a public service sale announcement because as usual there are TONS of home items that are discounted for Memorial Day and since I’m now shopping for our house and the beach house (DANGER!) I’m on high alert for deals. Show More Summary

Installing A Subway Tile Backsplash For $200

One regret Sherry and I have about our first house is not doing a tiled backsplash as part of our kitchen makeover. Best I can remember, we wanted an easily changeable “pop of color” in the form of good ol’ fashioned paint instead (and we spent a lot on that makeover, so it was a cost saving measure as well). Show More Summary

#49: The Problem With Following Decorating Trends

There’s no denying that we’ve fallen hard for the color pink over the last few years, and we’re certainly not alone (Millennial Pink, anyone?). So today we’re talking about the color trend that’s seemingly everywhere, how it relates to our beach house, and the pitfalls of being swayed by style trends. Show More Summary

#48: The Not-So-Peachy Parts Of Our Beach House Renovation

Making over our beach house isn’t all rainbows and unicorns and pink siding. So this week we’re diving into a few tasks that have been especially stressful – and we’re sharing one thing we did to calm our nerves (and remind ourselves why we’re doing all of this in the first place). Show More Summary

A Custom Kids Portrait That Gets Me All Choked Up

Ok, so this post is WELLLL overdue. Every time someone asks about the art in our foyer whenever they catch a glimpse of it on Facebook or Instagram (like in this pic or this pic) I say something like “A good friend of mine made thatShow More Summary

That Time We Thought The Bedroom Would Simmer For A While, And Then Bam.

We mentioned some recent master bedroom movin’ & shakin’ on this week’s podcast, so we thought a post full of photos was in order for anyone wondering how it’s looking these days. Pretty much everything in our bedroom was purchased while...Show More Summary

#47: How Do You Know If It’s Your “Forever House”?

What happens when you aren’t sure if your current house is your long-term house? And if it’s not, how do you know when to stop improving it? We’re tackling those two BIG questions, including how the answers affected our own renovating decisions. Show More Summary

How I Built a Giant Mechanical Iris Skylight with a CNC Router

When you have a CNC router, making a giant mechanical iris isn't that difficult! Read more on MAKE The post How I Built a Giant Mechanical Iris Skylight with a CNC Router appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

#46: The New Home Habit That’s Saving Us Nearly $1,000!

We did it! We finally cut the cable cord (thanks in part to your suggestions) and we’re spilling how it all went down and, more importantly, how it’ll save us tons of money this year. And yes, Sherry still has her beloved Bravo channel. Show More Summary

Beach House Progress: The Outside Is (Almost) Done & The Inside’s Just Getting Good

Slowly but surely we’re making headway on the beach house. In fact, in the next few weeks we’re going to see BIG progress as the house gets all new electrical, plumbing, and a fully functioning HVAC system (just in time for those sweltering beach days). Show More Summary

#45: Why We Got Rid Of Half The Toys In Our House

We had an “a-ha” moment while we were away on spring break, which led to a HUGE whole-house purge (including lots and lots of toys) and a ridiculously surprising reaction from our kids. So this week we talk about what inspired the change, and how it has shaped our outlook moving forward. Show More Summary

The different types of conservatories & their advantages

Is your home starting to feel a bit cramped? Instead of moving to a bigger property, why not consider installing a conservatory? Advantages of installing a conservatory A conservatory will increase the size of your home. This is great...Show More Summary

4 Tips for Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Bored of your kitchen? One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to give your kitchen a new look is by painting old kitchen cabinets. You can easily do the job yourself, with the right equipment, enough time and a steady hand. However if DIY is your nightmare, you could always contact a local painter to do the job for you. Show More Summary

Stuff In Our House That’s On Sale Right Now

There were TONS of sales this weekend – in fact nearly everything in our house that’s still being sold was majorly marked down. And I thought “it’d be awesome if I could get my act together and alert anyone who’s been hankering for something...Show More Summary

Improve Your Home Garden Converting it into a Vegetable Garden

Growing your own garden at home can be fun, and its also pretty easy if you follow a few simple rules and guidelines. You can grow your own fruits and vegetables, flowers, and even trees. The secret to improving and cultivating your own home garden is to know which zone you live in and what types of plants grow best there. Show More Summary

An Easy & Sweet Easter Egg Tree

Easter isn’t typically one of those decorate-every-surface-of-the-house holidays for me. I own exactly one white ceramic bunny who stays outside year-round for “whimsy-factor” (read: I’m too lazy to move him). But last year I made my first Easter tree and I’ve been inordinately excited about breaking it out again ever since. Show More Summary

#44: Are Open Floor Plans Over?

This week we’re sounding off on an article that says open floor plans should be a thing of the past. We’ve been known to knock down walls and widen doorways to add a more expansive feeling and better flow in all three of our homes, but there are undeniable reasons why it may NOT always be the right call. Show More Summary

Fencing Installation – Different Types and Materials

A fence is both the border and the face of your property – therefore fencing installation should be planned carefully. Whether you want an ornamental fence, a wooden picket fence for the front of your property, or a less visible chain link fence for the back garden – it’s important to have it professionally installed. Show More Summary

Using OpenDesk.CC to Create CNC Furniture

Looking to add some more furniture to your house? The web site has downloadable plans for desks, tables, and chairs. Read more on MAKE The post Using OpenDesk.CC to Create CNC Furniture appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

That Time Our Beach House Photobombed HGTV

Despite not even being close to finished, our beach house made its television debut on HGTV this past Sunday night! See it there on the right side of the screen? Our rotten siding basically worked its way into a solid 5% of the episode. Show More Summary

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