Many homes built in the 1980’s were built with formal rooms in mind. This renovation home is no different. Although many homeowners are choosing to walk away from having a formal den or sitting area, to our family, this provides not only a sanctuary to relax, disconnect from electronic devices, and have one-on-one time with family and friends.
The dining room is the gathering spot in many homes for conversation, good eats and a good glass of wine. This is our first home where we will have a formal dining room and we could not be more excited! Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, many homes have a colonial-traditional feel that speaks to the deep tradition in the area. I always wanted to have that feel when I could finally have my own formal dining room. Luckily, Ryan was on board!
You long to return to that airy beach house or the cozy cottage in the woods. You may not have the time (or money) for an extended vacation, but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the same freeing environment right in your own home.
The cottage look is one of the hottest trends in home remodeling right now and for good reason: it’s comfortable. This is a trend that elicits a relaxed feel in an atmosphere where you can’t help but kick off your shoes and sit back.
Part of the goal of our farm is to tread as lightly on the Earth as possible. Part of that means being careful of how much water we're using, especially during dry spells when our somewhat shallow well can bottom out. One of the first things we added to our farmhouse's gutters when we moved in was a rain barrel.
The malfunctioning of an old over-the-stove microwave prompted me to focus on removing the eyesore. I'm a single parent raising two teens on a limited budget and with very little free time. The question remaining was how to make the space look more appealing while sticking to my DIY skills and budget for the home improvement project.
In this day and age, it’s easier than ever to find inspiration and tutorials for all of your renovation needs. However, when attempting these on your own, it’s important to be wary of hazards that could impact your health. Taking these safety tips into account can help keep you out of harm’s way while cutting on costs and giving your home the facelift is needs.
Planning a remodel includes sitting down and making a list of home-improvement projects. This first step will save you money, reduce unexpected headaches, and prevent project delays. Depending on the size, details, materials, and unexpected changes, you could be looking at 90 to 120 days from start to finish.