DIY

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 10, 2019