10 Secrets for First Time Home Buyers

I bought my house at the ripe old age of 22, and 6 years later consider myself quite the expert on all things home related. I ended up in a very strange situation of being able to buy a home built and owned for over 50 years by a family friend. My parents almost bought the house back when I was in highschool because they loved it so much, and the original owner ended up passing away and selling the house to someone else. 6 years later, I was in the market for my first home, and it ended up being for sale again! It all feels like a lot of fate, but I absolutely adore my house and yard. And of course, it is the inspiration for Style & the Suburbs after all!

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Knowing what seemed important to me when I was first looking for a house and realizing what is really important to me now that I own it, I feel like there are a lot of secrets or advice that first time buyers don’t think about. Here are my top tips for first time buyers to end up in a home they love now and years from now:

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Kitchen Remodel: Quartz Countertop Installation

After months of waiting, my quartz countertops are finally installed! I figured after not hearing from the company for weeks they would call and want to install them right away, and that was exactly what happened..

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What I’m Loving: November

How is it already November! I’m not sure about y’all but this year has flown by for me. I feel like I was just posting my new years resolutions (which I should probably check in on..). November is an extra special month for me, because it’s the month of my birthday! This month, I thought I’d share more about who I am for my “what I’m loving” post.

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Tour My Fall Home Decor

It’s been a while since I’ve shared photos of my home! Right now, I am in full fall decoration mode, but will be moving onto holiday decor soon. I always buy decor on clearance after the holiday, so I can’t wait to dig out what I put away last year!

Check out my fall decor below!

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Free Halloween Printables

Boo! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because its so fun to decorate and who doesn’t love eating half a bowl of candy while wasting 4 hours waiting for trick or treaters to show up? (I have a very non-kid neighborhood apparently).

To help you get in the halloween spirit, here are a few adorable printables for you to decorate with! Might I recommend putting in a spooky antique-looking frame! Download below!

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Finding New Kitchen Hardware

A few weeks ago, I shared that I was looking for new hardware for my kitchen cupboards. Because we are adding 4 new drawers to fill the hole where the dishwasher was, I either had to find matching hardware or replace all of the hardware so it would match.

I thought it would be nice to refresh all of the hardware with a more modern look, and ended up purchasing simple bar pulls. I realized once they arrived that this design would not work in my kitchen because of where the existing holes were placed. The overhang of the pull stuck out over the edge of the doors. Total design fail! I wasn’t too heartbroken, because I felt like they didn’t quite fit the kitchen anyways.

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