All Posts By:

Brooke

  • Building Tips

    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.

    February 12th, 2019
  • 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 5th, 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. 

    Updated December 6th, 2019
  • Building Tips

    How To Maintain a Happy Marriage While Building a House

    While building a house can be very fun and exciting, it can also be mentally and physically draining. It can make dreams come true, but it can sometimes lead to marital problems. Henry and I are often asked, “How have you maintained a happy marriage through the building of several homes?” This is a great question that I’m going to try and answer within this post.

    January 10th, 2019
  • Design Decisions, New House

    Painted Brick: Exterior and Interior

    Painted brick is always a controversial topic. Some people love it, and others think it is a sin to paint over brick no matter how ugly or dated the brick looks. Thoughts on the matter may vary in different parts of the country, but in our area it is a touchy subject. However, Henry and I both love the look of painted brick and are planning on using it on the exterior, and also in a few places on the interior of the new house.

    Updated June 8th, 2020

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