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Henry

  • 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
  • DIY

    How to Build a Farmhouse Wood Range Hood

    When we designed the kitchen in our modern farmhouse, we chose to go with a stainless hood to add a little “modern” to the kitchen. However, after living in the house for a few months, Brooke decided that the kitchen would look better with a stained wood hood. It would add more warmth to the kitchen and tie in with the floating shelves and wood beams. At the time, I was itching for a new project, so I happily obliged.

    January 22, 2019
  • DIY

    How to Build a Sliding Barn Door in 30 Minutes

    If you’ve ever built a house, you know there are always things you wish you would have done differently. In our current house, one is putting a regular door going into our toilet room in the master bath. It was always in the way when open. The solution: take it down, and replace it with a sliding barn door. Not only did it solve the problem, but it added another element of visual interest to the room.

    November 15, 2018
  • Photography

    How to Fix Overexposed Windows

    In another article, I shared some tips on taking better interior photos. One of them was to use a DSLR camera instead of an iPhone, because it gives you the ability to adjust shutter speed and allow more exposure for your shots. However, increasing exposure can cause a problem if there are windows in your shot. Since the window is where all of the light is coming from, they end up being overexposed.

    November 10, 2018