Five Changes to Completely Transform any Room – Our Basement Renovation and Remodel Ideas

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”

Building and Designing a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Home Gym

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”

Creating Statement Windows & Doors by Increasing the Height of the Frames

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”

Things to Consider When Building a Dedicated Media Room

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”

Master Bedroom Renovation and Remodel

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”

The Importance of Selecting the Right Lighting for a Home

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”

Herb and Vegetable Raised Garden For a Deck “Veg Trug”

I don’t know about you all, but I sure am ready for Spring. Our kids are greatly disappointed there hasn’t been any snow this year, (mainly because school closes), but you can’t beat a good hill for sledding. I wouldn’t mind another big snow storm like we had last year, buried in 3 ft of snow! Continue reading “Herb and Vegetable Raised Garden For a Deck “Veg Trug””

How to Re-Stain Stairs & Railings and Paint Stair Risers White

Our prior home was built in 2005, the height of the orangey oak hardwood floors, hand rails, stairs and cabinets. You would see them in every new house that was built, and at the time they were appealing, especially if you had never lived in a home with real hardwood floors. You would think, wow these beautiful floors come standard in this home? Let’s jump on it! Continue reading “How to Re-Stain Stairs & Railings and Paint Stair Risers White”

How to Build a Basement Game Room

This is first in a series of posts about wainscoting. If you’re not familiar with wainscoting, it is wooden paneling that lines the lower part of a wall. There are several different types of wainscoting, and for this post, I will focus on Board and Batten. I have been a lover of Board and Batten wainscoting for many years and have designed several rooms around this style. Continue reading “How to Build a Basement Game Room”

Build a Princess Room with Painted Wall Stripes

Nothing transforms a room more than a fresh coat of paint. It is such an inexpensive way to add a new fresh look. When our children transitioned from cribs to beds, we wanted to decorate their rooms in a way that would allow a move from toddler to tween years. (But we moved and it didn’t really work out that way).  But anyway, with that intent in mind, we painted stripes in their rooms on one focal wall. Continue reading “Build a Princess Room with Painted Wall Stripes”

Modern Farmhouse Family Room – How To Bring Out the Best Features in Your Room

We all want a room in our home where our family gathers to watch a movie, play games, chat about our day and enjoy time together. This room can have features such as a fireplace, a television, and lounging area. But most important it needs to be inviting, a place you want to hang out. Continue reading “Modern Farmhouse Family Room – How To Bring Out the Best Features in Your Room”