One night at dinner, my husband mentioned something in passing about building an outdoor kitchen. It was so out of the blue that I honestly did not put a thought to it.
Then when he mentioned it again, I humored him and asked him what it would look like. His answer blew me away.
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Every selfie enthusiast can agree- lighting is everything.
When it comes to the lights and fixtures you have in your home, this rings true as well.
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Did you know that statistically, the best time to purchase a home with a pool is in January? With the exception of a few days here and there Continue reading “Pavered Pool Decking”
How many times do you eat in your formal dining room? Every night? Every Sunday? Every…. Christmas or Thanksgiving?
At my Mumsie’s house, nearly every family meal is eaten in her dining room (aside from her bacon and iced tea breakfast).
On the flip side, I can honestly count on one hand the times we’ve sat at our table. I even set it for Christmas last year and everyone still congregated in the family room instead.
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Ever wonder what a pool looked like being built from start to finish?
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I feel like approaching your thirties causes you to sit back and begin to truly self assess who you are as a person. What do you want out of life? What do you enjoy doing with your
spare time? What is your style? Coming into six years of being in the same house, I finally decided to do a complete overhaul on our home- beginning with the Kitchen.
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Not too long ago, advertising granite countertops in a home for sale was a HUGE selling point: “Kitchen boasts GRANITE countertops!” YIPPEE!
Once the gorgeous stone picked up traction in the design world, nearly every new build home or renovated home had granite somewhere- kitchen, the master bath, or the guest bath (more often chosen first because visitors would see it before they’d see the master).
Nowadays, you’ll see more homes having other stone and solid surface material countertops such as Quartz and Marble installed.
But what’s the big difference? They’re all just rocks …right?
Here’s a brief breakdown in some differences between the three top stones.
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Let’s get one thing straight- tile should never have a bounce to it. Ever. One day while taking a shower, I noticed a little spring in my footing. Chalking it up to perhaps an extra pep in my step from getting both babies in bed early, I didn’t give it much thought. A few days later, same place and time, there was an audible *pop*. Hmmmm…..
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