In this episode we cover a lot of ground, starting with upcoming bathroom renovation plans. We talk about a common sentiment regarding tubs in the master bath, and why we think it’s wrong. We also discuss incorporating the tastes and even sentimental decor items of your significant other into your home’s decor, even and especially when that is sports paraphernalia. And how bringing those items into the rest of the home, in a cohesive way, may just quash a man’s desire to have a man cave.
General Discussion: Are Tubs in the Master Bath Really Necessary for Resale?
We’re addressing the last big layout decision we need to make on our Master Bathroom, which many of you weighed in on. We go over some of our plans, what we think we’ll do in our space once we start it, and why we’re not convinced tubs in a Master Bath are really all that important for resale.
Reader Question: How to Incorporate Sports Paraphernalia Into Our Home’s Decor
Working items that are important and meaningful to your significant other into your home’s decor can be tricky, but nowhere is this more true than with sports paraphernalia. While I’m not a sports watching guy, Jules still gives some great tips about why it’s important to have everyone in your home represented by the decor in your home, and how you can go about that specifically with sports-related decor.
1. Vintage Framed Sports Photo (or any athletic photo printed in black and white with a nice white mat and thin, black frame.
2. Heritage Football. Go for worn leather sports paraphernalia over a brand new ball.
3. Pennant. Pennants have a natural sports look to them and are trending.
4. These wall hangers for any time of ball are perfect for incorporating those vintage ones from #2 into your gallery wall.
6. Put a bunch of old baseballs into some sort of vessel, like a large mason jar.
7. Vintage pins for the shelf for the bowling lover. Love the colors here!
8. String an old pair of boxing gloves onto a hook mounted on a piece of wood. These gloves are perfect!
9. Trophies. You can’t have too many trophies…even if you didn’t win them.
10. Baseball bat shelf.
11. Lacross shelf. (You can also just mount actual bats, sticks, skis, etc. to the wall!)
Here are the pictures of Emma’s space:
Hot Topic: Man Caves
This is a topic on which not all of us agree, and I have my own opinions on it (not a fan of the concept of a man cave). But we talk about how we view man caves and the idea of having your space your in home that you can get away and decompress. We talk about some possible reasons why man caves have turned into such a big thing, and what a potential antidote is.
Game: Google Translate Home Design Terms
Based on Jimmy Fallon’s Google Translate Karaoke, I ran a bunch of home design terms (from this article) through several languages on Google Translate and back to English. I give the resulting term, and ask Julia and Preston to guess at the originating term. They actually get a couple, which is a couple more than I thought they would.
Can’t Get You Outta My Mind
Preston: Preston just moved his office out of his home into a separate space. He talks about the lessons he’s learned in being present and focused on the moment, and how it’s improved his productivity on his business, and his happiness at home.
Chris: I’ve personally had times where I’ve struggled with satisfaction in my own life, and I know a lot of other people feel the same way at one time or another. But recently I’ve realized what has changed that for me, and how actively creating something has made such a difference in my own personal happiness.
Julia: Julia talks about the app Continual, which is not free, but is amazing. Most of us have probably dealt with the annoying 15 second time limit on Instagram Stories, but Continual fixes that issue by breaking up any video on your phone automatically.
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