The day we closed on our home (the first week of May), we met with contractors to discuss what we would have them do before we moved in. The floors were already on the list, but we also added removing the tray ceilings in the former dining room and primary bedroom. I’ve gotten a lot […]

Anybody else trying to figure out how we’re already a week into February? Last Monday we started demoing the front-entry/ entrance into the office/coat closet, and already, it’s so much easier to envision what we have planned. The entry was one of our 10 projects to tackle this year, and although we’ve been documenting a […]

This post is sponsored by YNAB The other day on Instagram, we sent out a call for questions regarding the financials around renovating. There were so many amazing questions, so we tried to grab those most frequently asked (and juicy!) ones, so we can answer them here. We’ve learned so much over the last 12 […]


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