When Dana and her husband bought this small 1950s ranch house a few years ago, it was in extremely poor condition. Fast forward to 2014 and this dilapidated house is finally starting to resemble the stylish family home they've dreamed of! Continue Reading
It can be an impossible task to keep the entryway/mudroom/laundry room clean and organized. Stuff just gravitates to those areas of the home. And the family? They mean well, but if I find one more lone sock, I think I might explode. Here are a few simple tips to help you maintain the cleanliness (and your sanity).
I've round up a couple ideas to add a little flair to your entryways. Some double as holdalls, others are great for making a statement like over sized cross stitch pieces and DIY marque lights, but each adds a unique, signature touch.
Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing up. Continue Reading
Outdoor space is at a premium these days, especially in metropolitan areas. So sometimes it's a nice reminder to see that no matter how small your porch or patio is, there's always a way to make it beautiful. Here are ten inspiring examples.
This neglected hallway was completely overhauled, without changing the layout one little bit. Don't let that fool you though. Every square inch of this space has been modified - from floor to ceiling. Take a look. Continue Reading
I try to keep the garage entry to the house tidy, as that's the one everyone uses. But, I've never thought to turn it into an impromptu mudroom. It's a great idea for those without a proper mudroom (me), plus, itContinue Reading
Not long ago, when we shared our kitchen renovation with you, we left a little something out. When we began planning our new addition, we decided to add a laundry and mud room off the kitchen to create an entry point with storage and give ourselves the luxury of first-floor laundry. This room has absolutely been the best decision we made during our entire house project. It's simple and straight-forward, but it has brought a tremendous amount of organization and simplicity to our daily home routines. Continue Reading
This mudroom entryway was an empty stretch of space before Gabrielle got to work on it. But, after a few trips to IKEA, some vision, and less than $300, it's now a high-functioning area of her home! Continue Reading
After five months of hating her avocado green entry, Aly rolled up her sleeves and transformed it for $70 and a weekend's worth of work. After seeing tutorials on the interweb for adding board and batten trim to a wall, she decided to give it a go. With the old and new trim painted whiteContinue Reading
Sheesh. Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare. Anyway, as you might know, our family is in the middle of a very exciting house addition (you can follow along in the Curbly House section of this site). A big part of keeping a large-scale project like this moving forward is the ability to make decisions (hopefully good ones) quickly without second-guessing yourself. Second-guessing means design changes, and that means delays.
One of the bigContinue Reading
Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course). Continue Reading
A boring hallway, with a few eyesores, gets a budget-friendly makeover that really updates the space for under $100. Continue Reading
Editor's Note: We're excited to launch a new monthly column featuring exclusive tours of room makeovers -- from DIYers like you! Check in every 3rd Monday to get inspired by a new Makeover Tour.
This month's Makeover Tour is a super colorful and inspiring mudroom -- proof that even tiny spaces can have loads of personality! Read on to get the full scoop on this fun space.
About: I am a busy mom toContinue Reading