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    Items to Splurge on When Building a House

    The word splurge always excites me! I mean what woman doesn’t want to spend a little extra money on upgrading some important items in the home? The best part is, this is money well spent! I love knowing I can upgrade on a few areas and feel good about it. It is money that will actually play a big part on making your home look more high end. I’m going to discuss five areas that we chose to splurge on in our current home. We will also be doing the same in our upcoming build.

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  • Inspiration, New House

    Mudroom Inspiration and Ideas

    A mudroom is a high traffic area and a place where you as a family will enter and leave every single day. It’s where the clutter gathers and even sometimes where the dog takes a bath. It may be one of the most used rooms of your home. So, it is really important to take some time and make sure it is functional for your family.

    February 5, 2019
  • New House

    Working with an Architect and Progress on the House Plan

    Brooke has been busy finding vaulted ceiling inspiration like the image above. It’s images like that one that really got her thinking we needed to go vaulted with our great room and kitchen in the new house. We started off searching on line for a stock plan, but we quickly realized that it was going to be impossible to find a plan that had vaulted ceilings and everything else we were looking for. So at that point, we started the search for an architect. This was going to be a completely new process for us since on our other houses we had always used a stock plan and modified it to fit our needs.

    January 31, 2019
  • Building Tips

    4 Reasons to Choose Engineered Hardwood Over Solid

    We are always getting asked about our floors. It’s probably the most asked question on our Instagram posts. Our floors are a engineered hardwood, and we absolutely love them. But many of the people that ask about them don’t have much experience with engineered.  So I thought I would write an article about why we like engineered so much and why we actually prefer it over solid. 

    January 24, 2019