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Even now, the built-ins in my former home office/dining room remain one of the most cherished designs I’ve ever created. I really miss that room and the precious memories my family made there. In this post, I’ll address the frequently asked questions I’ve received about the built-ins in our office/dining room. DIY Built-In Most Frequently […]

In this blog post, we will get into the step-by-step process of revamping our bedroom space with IKEA Pax units. I am back at it again with another amazing IKEA Pax System hack! For those of you joining me for the first time, I really enjoy transforming IKEA furniture into unique, customized pieces that perfectly […]

This post is sponsored by Armstrong, but all views and opinions shared in this post are my own. I recently turned our basement into the perfect movie/play room by adding a built-in unit. While I loved the built-in, it just felt like something was missing. The bright white ceiling was keeping it from being the […]

Do you have a tiny room in your home that you wish was more functional?! That’s exactly what I was dealing with in our new home! We had a tiny bedroom that was just collecting junk. I decided to transform it into a beautiful and functional home office! There were a few phases to my […]

One of the first changes I made to our split-level home was expanding the small kitchen. I made an open concept kitchen and living space. While the living room was cozy, it needed a little something more. Therefore, I decided to make an electric fireplace built-in! I shared how to frame and install the electric […]

My family and I recently moved across the country and purchased a split-level home. The first project that I did in the new home was a kitchen expansion. I took a small, closed off kitchen and made it into a large, open concept kitchen and shared space with a living room. The living room really […]

What is the best way to tackle a large project? I small pieces…which is why I broke my custom built-in into three different posts. I shared how I installed the base cabinets and how I made the upper units. The final part of the custom built-in was to tie it all together with trim! **This […]

Want to tackle a large custom built-in unit, but not sure how?? I’m sharing all of the details on how I made this gorgeous built-in for my dining room/office! I broke the build into three manageable sections. I started by installing the base cabinets, then I made the upper units and I finished it all […]

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot, but all views and opinions shared in this post are my own. This modern bay window build started with building bookcases and framing out the bench seat with storage. Be sure to check out the Part I of the build for all of the details on the framing. […]

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot, but all views and opinions shared in this post are my own. Is a bay window really complete without a cozy bench?! I don’t think so…which is why I decided to build a bench seat in the bay window of our master bedroom. Built-in benches and bookcases really […]

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