Idaho Cottage

When we moved into this home, it had a (surprisingly dark) sun room, that we knew from the beginning needed to be a dining room. At the time we had no idea what would be involved in making that happen, but this is where we started: Of course, once we started tearing into the sun […]

We finally got our living room to a point where it feels cozy and comfortable and like us. It didn’t happen overnight. In fact, it took almost a year and a half so I thought it would be fun to share the different variations here, as well as where we are now! Here’s what our living room […]

We have a lot of large projects going on that are kind of out of our control as we’re depending on contractor’s timelines. But! We also have a LOT of small projects in the works that we started and have complete control over and last week I said, “Let’s tie all of these up!” The […]

2 weeks ago we shared our phase 1 kitchen renovation before and after photos and besides it being one of the most fun projects we’ve ever shared, we also got a loot of questions about why we would you even DO a phase 2? What a nice compliment to our phase 1. The goal of phase 1 […]


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