Our backyard patio project has been moving along at lighting speed. When you have the right team and proper tools, a successful job is almost guaranteed. Continue reading “Hardscape Design – Laying a Concrete Foundation for the Backyard Patio (Part 3)”
And so the decision was made – to tear down a 12 foot outdoor fireplace structure on our patio. Why? Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Hardscape Design – Outdoor Fireplace Demolition (Part 2)”
I have been very impressed with the execution and speed from my landscaping company in demolishing our existing patio and fireplace. Continue reading “Hardscape Design – Patio Demolition (Part 1)”
Flagstone walkways, steps, and patios need occasional maintenance and repair to renew the cracking mortar caused by repeated freezing and thawing. Once the mortar is cracked, moisture can seep in, and if not properly maintained, continued cracking will occur. Continue reading “Restoring an Old Crumbling Flagstone Walkway”
These are some my favorite posts to write. When I find a product that really works and does what it promises to do…I get giddy 🙂 Continue reading “The Best Natural Stone, Tile, and Grout Cleaner on the Market”
Sometimes they are referred to as chandeliers, sometimes called pendants. However you want to name these fixtures, there is no denying that these lights have made their way into today’s kitchen at a rapid pace! Continue reading “The 4 Light Iron Pendant – Get the Look for Less”
Gutters, not something I ever think about, or want to think about until it causes a problem. Situations like clogging and overflowing or gutters being ripped down by ice and snow certainly get my attention. Continue reading “The Importance of Gutter Maintenance”
The kitchen is the heart of the home and should reflect the way you live your life. A remodel is a big decision and requires a lot of thought, you want a functional kitchen for yourself but also one that will appeal to buyers should you decide to sell in the future. Continue reading “Kitchen Remodeling – Where to Splurge Where to Save”
Undoubtedly, an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit provides families and homeowners a lot of enjoyment. Besides adding heat, light, and a fun experience, a fire feature also adds ambiance to an outdoor space. While outdoor fireplaces and firepits are both appealing, they are different structures that provide different experiences. Let’s examine the differences. Continue reading “Outdoor FirePit or Fireplace – The Burning Question”
Now that I have used and own a farmhouse sink…I can’t imagine buying any other type ever again. Continue reading “The Modern Farmhouse Sink – The Only Sink to Own”
Finally, I am getting around to taking on another cabinet painting job in our home, the Butler’s Pantry. Continue reading “Butler’s Pantry Renovation & Remodel Ideas”
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.