Have you thought about replacing a granite countertop because you don’t love the color? Replacing a granite countertop is a pricy option, what if it were possible to paint it instead? Well, I tried it. Continue reading “Is It Possible to Paint a Granite Surface?”
A “new year resolution” is defined as a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year. Continue reading “Using the Gym to Achieve Fitness Goals for 2018”
If you have been following for a while, you know I am on a painting adventure in our home. If it can be painted…it will be painted. The next victims are these dark brown double doors that open into our office. Continue reading “Modernizing Interior Doors by Painting White”
So far, this Christmas season has been filled with fun and exciting room transformations. I have really enjoyed decorating our house for the holidays! This is the first year I have added Christmas touches to so many rooms, if you missed the kitchen tour, you can check it out HERE. Continue reading ““Modern French Country Christmas” Sunroom Tour and Remodel”
When one of my friends recently asked me for design advice before starting a major kitchen renovation, I was more than happy to lend a helping hand. My friends were planning a complete gut job and overhaul of their kitchen space. The renovation was going to involve all new appliances, new cabinets, new ceiling, new countertops, basically new everything! Continue reading “Stunning Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel”
Building a home gym takes a lot of thought and preparation. It begins with choosing a room in the home that will accommodate your equipment and the way you want to work out. Continue reading “Building “The Ultimate Home Gym” the Rogue Way”
The word “shiplap” has become a common household term, made popular by Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper”.
This post is about the magic of paint. If you have been following my blog, you know I am all about renovating and remodeling to update our home. Recently, we remodeled a fireplace surround in our family room. You can read about that project (HERE).
During our recent dining room renovation, one of the features we added to the room was a coffered ceiling. A coffered ceiling adds dimension and texture to a space and is a wonderful addition for high ceilings. A coffered ceiling is achieved by installing wood or fiberboard planks to create a grid pattern. Molding or other decorative elements can also be added to the grid, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Coffered ceilings are also commonly referred to as sunken ceilings.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know we are in the process of renovating our family room. We are restyling the room from an over the top (not sure what you call this) to a transitional style.
Renovation of our family room continues. As I recently posted, we replaced our fluted corinthian columns with sleek square pillars (HERE).
Our new house is everything we want in a home. The flow is perfect, the ceilings are high, the kitchen is ginormous, the basement outstanding, has a beautiful lot and more than enough space for our family. The bones of the home are incredible. No detail was overlooked in the building of this beautiful home. It has taken us years, but we have finally found our dream home.
Selecting the right wainscoting for your room can be difficult and overwhelming especially since there are so many different styles from which to choose. You know you want to add accents to your wall, but don’t know where to begin. I hope I can help you sort it out. Continue reading “What Type of Wainscoting Is Right for Your Home? Explore Different Styles”
My husband and I are obsessed with having a fantabulous basement. We consider the lower level another area of our home. It’s an additional space for entertaining, gaming, hanging out, exercising, watching movies and just enjoying our home, friends, and family. The lower level of our home is just as important to us as the upper levels. Continue reading “Five Changes to Completely Transform any Room – Our Basement Renovation and Remodel Ideas”
A home gym is a necessity for our family, because the idea of leaving the house to work out isn’t appealing at all. Raising kids and having a full time job leaves little room for working out….unless you can workout from home. Besides, there is something to be said about working out in your own gym, dressed however you please. Continue reading “Building and Designing a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Home Gym”
If you’re following my blog, you know by now that I am always looking for ways to upgrade frames, doors, walls, windows or anything I can find around the house that appears too plain or unappealing. Sometimes plain or understated is beautiful but sometimes it is down right BORING! Continue reading “Creating Statement Windows & Doors by Increasing the Height of the Frames”
A media room has different meanings to different people. A media room can be a family room, where everyone gathers to watch TV. A media room can be a separate room in the house with a projection screen or dedicated TV, a media room can be whatever you want it to be, you can create the type of media room that best suites your family with careful planning. But, the one thing, all homeowners agree on, a media room is essential to their home! Continue reading “Things to Consider When Building a Dedicated Media Room”
Home Offices have evolved greatly in the past 20+ years. When I started my first office job right out of college, I was given a “terminal” to work with, not a computer, had no word processing capabilities what so ever…just a basic terminal used for data input. Look familiar? Continue reading “Modern Farmhouse Office Renovation”
Picking the right paint color can turn your master bedroom into the personal retreat you crave. The paint color you choose will define your space and reflect your personality and style. Today’s master bedrooms are typically larger than the ones we had growing up. It’s important to take into account all the spaces in your bedroom, and combine the correct colors and layers to create your unique look. Continue reading “Master Bedroom Renovation and Remodel”
When did having a “Foyer” become so popular? I grew up in a house without a foyer, as soon as you entered the house, you were standing in the living room. We had a small closet to put our coats and it was packed full! It was one of those closets that was so small, you had to squeeze your belongings in between other coats, sweaters, jackets, umbrellas, sweat shirts and everything else you can think of, then the closet exploded, and everything was all over the place! Continue reading “The Importance of Selecting the Right Lighting for a Home”