At the beginning of the year, we laid out the projects we wanted to get done in 2020 and proclaimed we’d rather not be living through a renovation for 10 years (aka, we were putting the gas on this!). Some we didn’t get to (the kitchen/pantry/mudroom), but everything else we checked off and then some–the exterior wasn’t even on our radar in January of this year! Looking at these before and afters from this year, I’m feeling tired (haha) but also proud of how far we’ve come in one year!
It also excites me for 2021 to see how much farther we can push our home. Below we have photos of each of the projects we tackled this year with photos from January 2020 vs Today, and the relevant projects linked below each! (There’s also a little blurb at the end of the post squashing a rumor I keep hearing about).
One of the biggest projects we did this year, almost completely behind the scenes, was bring Propertee in house, get a warehouse, hire a staff and make the warehouse/office space there very cute. We will surely share more about this in 2021, but I couldn’t let this year end without sharing this big sneak peek. It was a huge project and I’m feeling so grateful we’re more settled over there with an amazing team.
I know there are a lot of questions about what we’re going to do when this house is finished and I promise we’ll share our thoughts on that in the new year, but I also want to assure you that we’re not going anywhere. Figuratively or literally. No plans to move and no plans to close up our corner of the internet. PROMISE. 24 projects this year with lots of micro projects within them, although felt overwhelming at times, has us feeling a lot more at home at the end of this year which is exactly what we feel our family needed. We’re so grateful for your support and your encouragement and your excitement along the way. We’re going to take a much needed rest for the next couple weeks and return to kick it off again in 2021! Be safe and have a happy holiday and we’ll see you back here January 4th!
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Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
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Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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