Farmhouse Renovation

Colonial Home gets a Farmhouse Makeover

Guest Writer: Jenn Sollitto Jenn is the talented photographer behind Designs Hobby Photography. Visit her website here for more information. This outdated Colonial home received a beautiful “Farmhouse-style” makeover. Family owned since 1927 this Colonial home had seen some updates over the decades. The kitchen had been last updated in 1968 and the exterior was stained brown at some point, so it was definitely time for a change. The owners first inspiration was to restore the house to its original color… white. Before: After: The second inspiration was for the home to have a welcoming farmhouse look. For the outside …

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Can’t Relax At Home? 5 Causes Of Stress In Your House

Photo courtesy of Erika Wittlieb from Pixelbay. This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. A house truly becomes a home when you see it as your sanctuary. When the rest of the world seems intent on stressing you out, your home is the one place you should be able to feel safe, relaxed, and generally happy. However, for many of us out there, this, unfortunately, isn’t the case. If your home isn’t giving you the comfort that you need, so much so that you try to avoid being there, then something needs to change. Here …

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Backsplash Sampling with Mosaic Tile Outlet

Who here is in the market for a new kitchen backsplash?! *Raises hand emphatically!* I personally am looking to update my space and honestly feel a bit overwhelmed by the whole process. Where do I buy tile for a backsplash? How much will it cost? And most importantly, how will I know it’ll work in the kitchen? Luckily, I’ve discovered Mosaic Tile Outlet! And with their easy-to-use sampling service and straightforward pricing, all my questions have been answered. As a first-time homeowner, upgrading the kitchen backsplash is a bit of a daunting renovation. So when I Mosaic Tile Outlet asked …

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Should You Make Upgrades To Your Home When You’re Planning To Move?

This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. Many homeowners find themselves facing a tough conundrum when considering whether to make upgrades to their home: They very much want the upgrades, and feel that their home will be significantly improved by renovation work, but… … they are planning to sell their home in the relatively near future. If you experience this problem for yourself, you’ll likely find yourself trapped between two thoughts in particular. On the one hand, you could make your preferred upgrades, allowing you to enjoy the property until you reach a point where …

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American Gothic: Formal Dining’s Hottest Trend

Guest Writer: Bethany Melvin The ridiculously talented photographer behind Bethany Melvin Photography gives us insight into an up-and-coming design trend. Visit her site here! This styled shoot features all things non-traditional. Our goal was to do everything opposite of tradition. A winter wedding, a tattooed bride in a black dress, a groom without a formal suit and the unassuming beauty of unkept farm structures aren’t typically the first things you think of as a dream wedding, but there is so much beauty in the unfamiliar.  Alyssa from Walker Her Down The Aisle put the table together for this shoot. We …

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Home & Design: 5 Ways To Maximize Relaxation In Your Home

Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels. This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. A house becomes a home once you can depend on it as your sanctuary to revitalize and restore the energy, willpower, and motivation you’ve lost throughout the day. If your abode isn’t entirely giving you the comfort you need, there are a few ways you can change this, 5 in fact! So, follow the below tips, to make your house into a home that’s comfortable, inviting and relaxing all rolled into one. Soft Furnishings Soft textured fabrics are essential when you need to step up …

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5 Things Every Home Needs To Have

Photo by Designecologist from Pexels This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. Let’s not kid ourselves: there can be something slightly overwhelming about owning a home. It’s going to take a lot of work just to keep things in tip-top condition. But a home shouldn’t be a chore, they should also be enjoyable, relaxing, rejuvenating! And the good news is that making your home all of these things isn’t some impossible task. By incorporating just a few simple additions to your property, you can make them all of that and more. We take a look at some house …

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Home & Design: Creative Uses For Your Basement

Photo by Vecislavas Popa from Pexels. This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. If you’re lucky enough to have a house with a basement, then you may be wondering what exactly to use it for. Until now, it could have been used as that room where everything just gets stored, which is fine, but after a while that starts to become like a bit of a waste of a perfectly good room and just another excuse to keep holding on to old junk that you probably no longer need, use, or want. So, in this post, we’re going …