DIY

  • Building Tips

    Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Roof Color

    From the beginning, Henry and I had in our minds we were for sure going with cedar shake roofing. After comparing prices, on cedar vs composite, and learning more about the upkeep and cons associated with cedar, we quickly decided to go the composite route.

    August 2, 2019
  • Design Decisions

    Choosing the Perfect Gray Paint Color

    Along with white, gray is one of those colors that is somewhat tricky. It can be a challenge to find the perfect gray you are looking for. Whether it be a light subtle gray or a dark moody one, there are so many different shades. Gray has so many undertones and can be quite versatile. Gray also creates such a clean, crisp look against white trim. It is pretty much the perfect option if you’re wanting to keep things neutral.

    July 30, 2019
  • DIY

    How to Build and Hang Single Seat Porch Swings

    I built a crib mattress swing for my sister in law. We hung it on one end of her front porch. But since it is a very long porch, she needed something for the other side to balance things out. I had originally thought about building an identical swing, but decided to mix it up a bit and build two single swings. And since she has twin boys, the swings could be something that they would really enjoy.

    July 27, 2019
  • Food & Coffee

    How to Make an Iced Caramel Macchiato with Cold Foam

    I might like coffee as much as I like houses. Henry and I both enjoy making espresso drinks at home and one of our favorites to make is an iced caramel macchiato. In this article, I’m going to show you how to make your own at home, but with a little something extra that you’ll love!

    July 25, 2019