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10 Kitchen Cabinet Transformations That Prove An Expensive Kitchen Renovation Isn’t Always Necessary

KITCHEN RENOVATION IDEAS

You guys know I’m never one for long listicles or massively overstated blog titles. So when I tell you that these 10 kitchens are going to persuade you to save your renovation dollars, you might want to listen.

How To Make Old Hardwood Floors Shine Like New Without Having Them Refinished

How To Make Old Hardwood Floors Shine Like New Without Having Them Refinished

When we bought this house two years ago, we were pumped to find that the entire downstairs already had hardwood. What we didn’t notice was that they were pretty badly beaten. This home had been used as a rental for some time and they seemed to be a little neglected. Adding to the trouble is that we’ve been remodeling every weekend since we moved in, which can be a doozy on floors. They were definitely in need of some love.

So today, I’m showing you how I spruced up our 20-year-old engineered hardwoods so they shine like new – without completely refinishing them. Plus, I’m including a natural cleaning recipe that will make your floors shine without harming the finish or giving you that “cloud” effect.

We Are Downsizing: Why My Family Is Choosing Life In A Smaller Home

Our Decision To Downsize – How and Why We Decided A Smaller Home Was Better For Our Family

It’s a hot topic that I’ve discussed with many of you in my direct messages on Instagram but I’ve never mentioned it on the blog. So today I’m explaining our entire process behind deciding to move from a large suburban home into a smaller urban house and what that means for our future quality of life.

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Shared Home Office: Blending Decor Styles For A Space That Works Harmoniously

My Shared Home Office Makeover: How I Mixed Modern and Traditional Decor Styles To Create A Space For My Whole Family To Love
Today on the blog, I’m revealing our new home office and showing you exactly how I’ve updated this space to reflect the varying tastes and needs of each member of our family.

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DIY Hardwood Staircase Makeover: Replacing Carpet With Wood Treads On Pie Steps And Curved Landings

Installing Hardwood Treads Using An Easy-To-Make Template For Pie Steps or Curved Staircases
Last Fall, we tackled the renovation of our home’s foyer. The biggest project was replacing the old carpet on the staircase with hardwood treads and white risers. While it seemed a pretty straight-forward project in the beginning, it ended up being the one project we couldn’t get a contractor to do. No one wanted the job.

The problem? Our staircase is angled and features a “pie step” or curved landing. So we figured out how to DIY the job. In doing so, we saved thousands of dollars! Today, I’m showing you how I created a template to create the deeper stair treads that pie step landing required so you can do it yourself!

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Under Bathroom Sink Cabinet Storage: How To Add A Shelf Inside Your Vanity In Under 20 Minutes And For Less Than $20!

Bathroom Organizing DIY: How To Easily Double The Storage Capacity Under Your Sink For Cheap
Last week, I showed you how I transformed the look of this kid’s bathroom in just 8 hours. This week, I’m showing you how I upgraded the organization in this small bathroom by installing a super easy and cheap under-sink shelf to double the storage space!

Dollar Store Vases: DIY Crafts for Home
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Dollar Store Vases: DIY Crafts for Home

I love sharing my DIY home decor projects with you but the last one (this DIY cardboard cornice) got a little out of hand. It was genuinely SO SIMPLE and really took less than an hour, but HOLY MOLY the tutorial was long and it took hours to explain how each little step came together. So in the spirit of saving time, I’m here today with a quick and easy DIY you can master in 3 steps or less to achieve a look that’s super high-end.

How to DIY Cheap Curtain Panels: One Day Guest Room Refresh
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How to DIY Cheap Curtain Panels: One Day Guest Room Refresh

I’ve been talking about working on this bedroom for a while now. Every couple of months, I make one little tweak, anticipating it will be the catalyst of a much larger project. Then I get side-tracked. I lose interest. I find another room to work on. Probably because none of these little tweaks ever felt exactly the right direction, I just kept moving on and then coming back.