One of the first parts of my kitchen remodel was to update my screen porch into a more usable mudroom to keep the clutter of shoes and jackets out of my kitchen. When I first bought my house, I added new carpet and a hand me down loveseat to make it a sitting area, but it became a catchall and didn’t serve a lot of purpose. The carpet often got dirty, and I didn’t want to keep nicer shoes and jackets on the porch since the screen door didn’t lock.
The goals for the remodel were to refresh the room to a more usable space. My plans included ripping up the carpet and replacing with tile, adding built in storage, lighting, and a door with a lock so the porch could serve as more of a true mudroom.
A lot of people are intimidated by decorating their space because they don’t feel like they have the means to completely refresh a room. Furniture, decor, rugs are all expensive and a huge investment, especially to buy all at once. There are a lot of easy ways to embrace your current space and make it look and feel intentionally designed without breaking the bank.
See my favorite simple and inexpensive style hacks below:
One of the ‘before’ photos of my livingroom remodel project popped up in my memories on facebook recently and it was really fun to remember starting my crazy remodel project. I tend to always think about what project I want to do next, and get discouraged that I can’t afford everything I want at this very moment. Its easy to forget about how much work I have put into my home, and the fact that I sacrificed a lot to invest in it and pay off my mortgage. Even if its still a work in progress, it’s still something I am really proud of.
I don’t think I’ve ever shared where my home started when I bought it, so here’s a little trip down memory lane:
My dining table is one of my favorite parts of my house. Its located next to really big windows that get the most beautiful morning sunlight that makes the table glow. I love updating it with new settings and pretty flowers all summer. Here are my tips for keeping your table setting easy and simple, yet perfectly styled:
Making over a bedroom can seem like an intimidating task. Bedding is expensive and it’s hard to change one piece without it feeling out of place. I love to keep a minimal bedroom style that is grounded in white. This way it’s easy to switch out new decor or a new toss pillow without having to overhaul the whole room. Here are some of my favorite simple bedroom styles to inspire you!
I’ve always loved the natural look of woodwork in a home and I’m so glad the trend of painting everything white is starting to come to an end. Natural wood can last for hundreds of years and can be refinished again and again to look like new. As I’ve done projects in my house, I’ve tried to stick to the original wood character as much as possible, which has meant a lot of restoration projects.
I’m loving the trend of light to medium wood that is finished to show the beauty of natural grain. It can create a great focal spot for any room. See some of my favorite inspo below!