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How We Saved $1,350 On Our Beach House Appliances

I’d like to say we strategically planned to buy all of our beach house appliances (besides the pink stove, that is) during Black Friday sale season. But really, it was just some lucky timing. Timing so lucky that it saved us over $1350,...Show More Summary

#73: The Secret Power Of Mistakes, Setbacks, And Almost Getting Sued

Young House Love turned 10 years old this fall (!!!) so we’re taking a look back at our last decade of renovating houses, building a business, and making plenty of mistakes along the way – all while on a public stage called the world wide web. Show More Summary

We Built a Bluetooth-Enabled Porch Light and We’re Giving It Away

Enter to win this beautiful porch light with Leviton connectivity. There are couple runner-up prizes for the contest as well. Read more on MAKE The post We Built a Bluetooth-Enabled Porch Light and We’re Giving It Away appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Who Puts An 100-Year-Old Bed In A Little Girl’s Room? Um, We Do.

We have SO MANY posts that we want to write for you guys (we’re currently working on a full living room update post – and one about all the appliances and window blinds we got for the beach house). But ever since we shared a pictureShow More Summary

#72: Welp, There Goes The Living Room!

What we thought would be an easy swap of an old sectional for a new sofa has turned our living room on its head (and one of us is more thrilled about that than the other). So this week we’re sharing how we’re rethinking the layout and reinventing the space to work a little harder. Show More Summary

The Beach House Has A Kitchen! Well, Kinda, Sorta…

Dude. We got things DONE this weekend at the beach house. And by that I mean, we showed up with a giant to-do list and only got about half of it checked off, but it really felt awesome after four days there (thanks to the kids having no school on Monday & Tuesday) to lock the door knowing that we’d knocked out a huge portion of the kitchen. Show More Summary

#71: Why You Don’t See Childproofing Stuff In Our House

Keeping your kids safe at home is hugely important and creating a house that looks nice but is also livable (and not too precious) is basically the holy grail. So this week we’re sharing specific tricks and tips for how we childproofed our house without running down the safety aisle and buying every last foam pad and cabinet lock. Show More Summary

CNC Cut a Family Heirloom Step Stool

As far back as Matt Stultz can remember, each of his family member’s houses had a little wooden stool. He decided to continue the tradition. Read more on MAKE The post CNC Cut a Family Heirloom Step Stool appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Freshening Up The Foyer

Come on in and let’s have a walkabout. But not one of those wildlife walkabouts, just a jaunt around the foyer since we haven’t properly introduced you to many of the updates in here. I’d describe this room’s evolution over the lastShow More Summary

#70: The Craziness Behind Our Rachael Ray Show Appearance

Our week was sent into a tailspin when we got a last-minute invitation to appear on The Rachael Ray Show, and within 24 hours we were on a plane to New York so we could DIY in front of a live studio audience the very next morning. As...Show More Summary

The Beach House Has Furniture!

If you guys follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve already heard the news: not only does the beach house officially have furniture (!!!) we finally got the spend the night there this past weekend! Two nights, in fact! It’s stillShow More Summary

#69: The Silver Lining To The End Of Fixer Upper

This week I’m laying out why I think the end of HGTV’s Fixer Upper might actually bring some good things, and Sherry’s revealing the secret screw-up that almost ruined our beach house floors. Plus If you’ve ever dreamed of buying a second...Show More Summary

Three Fixes That Solved Our Shameful Front Porch

Beach house stuff is flying along, and we owe you guys a giant post (in the meantime you can see some pics on Instagram and Facebook) but we have some breaking porch news, which is that it no longer looks neglected and abandoned. Plus I got a little “creative” with the bushes so they’ll never die on me again. Show More Summary

#68: There’s No Shame In The Fake Plant Game

This week we’re giving a listener whose house flooded after Hurricane Harvey some advice on finding the right people to help get her kitchen back together again after the storm. We also share why we’re loving a new “smart” platform for buying and selling secondhand stuff. Show More Summary

The Pine Floors At The Beach House Are Refinished – AND IT CHANGES EVERYTHING!!!

You might think I’m being dramatic. Me? Dramatic? Yes. But in this case, no. Our freshly refinished heart pine floors are complete game changers in the house-feeling-more-finished column. FO SHO. I mean, look at this shot of the kitchen...Show More Summary

#67: What We Regret About Our Previous Home Renos

When we look back at how we updated our previous homes, there are more than a few design decisions we regret – so we’re breaking down five things that we’d go back and do differently if we had a time machine. And ding-dong, the deckShow More Summary

How To Refinish An Old Clawfoot Tub

We’ve gotten A LOT of questions about how we’ve rescued the clawfoot tub at our beach house, so let’s just dive right into what worked (and what didn’t) and how we nursed this baby back to life. The tub existed in the house when we bought it last October (Saturday will be our 1-year house-iversary!). Show More Summary

Help For Puerto Rico

As Sherry and I shared on this week’s podcast, we’ve both been feeling gutted by the devastation that Hurricane Maria has brought to Puerto Rico. It would be incredibly hard to see this happen anywhere – but we were in Puerto Rico just...Show More Summary

#66: Is Stainless Steel Over? And Are Meal Delivery Kits Worth It?

 Some people have declared the stainless steel appliance trend over (cue the gasps!). We used stainless appliances in our kitchen, but have decided against them for our beach house, so we’re weighing in on when you might want to pull the trigger on stainless – or avoid it completely. Show More Summary

How We Planned The Beach House Kitchen

The beach house kitchen will be our seventh kitchen project (!!!) after redoing three of our own (this one’s our favorite), a showhouse that we did in 2014, a spec house for a local builder in 2016 (seen below – we loved that blue tile), and a local teachers’ lounge that we redid last year. Show More Summary

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