A couple of weeks ago, our family decided to plant a garden using raised garden beds. We had a blast building the boxes and planting a few seeds. We are excited to grow our own food and see how far we can get with our vegetables.
To accompany our raised garden beds we decided to build a small 3’ tall fence. Our adorable little puppies continually get in the dirt and we honestly did not want them to start eating the plants once they began to sprout.
Building a fence is surprisingly easy. It requires a few supplies and a few … Continue reading
The other day my little sister brought home a gardening project from school. The project teaches students about plants and plant maintenance and more importantly, teaches students how to be responsible and care for something. I also look at this project as the first step in learning the kind of responsibility that will eventually lead to her being able to take care of her own puppy! Besides those learning tasks, the project is also a competition to see which student can grow the largest cabbage.
I think that this project is fantastic because it allows the family the lifelong learning opportunity and skill developing of gardening! I love to garden but haven’t had the excitement or motivation to start another… Continue reading
As spring is quickly approaching, it is time for our annual spring-cleaning! This year we decided to tackle our bonus room. Our bonus room (aka the guest room) has not changed once since we moved into the house ten years ago. The room was in need of a new paint job, organization, and dust control.
For years, this room has been our junk room. If you didn’t want it or it didn’t fit in your own room, you put it in the bonus room. But as the kids are getting older and moving out, we decided that this space would be better suited as a guest room and library.
Not only did we want to redo this room, but we… Continue reading
Lets start by places to gather ideas. Some of favorite places to get inspiration for an upcoming remodel is on Pinterest. There are so many ideas on this website and the best part about it is you can create boards for each designated task. Check out our Pinterest to start gathering ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/kremodel/
Another great way to gather ideas is to pick up some magazines at your local grocery store or book store. Some of my personal favorite are: HGTV Magazine, This Old House, House Beautiful, and Country Living. All… Continue reading
Repainting your home is one of the most beneficial updates because it is cost friendly and a fairly quick process. A new coat of paint can completely redefine an area in your home as well as help to brighten and visually enlarge an area. But how do you pick the perfect paint?
Picking a paint color relies on several different factors: lighting, mood, and finishes, etc.
The different lights in your home will bring out different tones in your paint. Natural light shows the truest color while incandescent lighting brings out yellow and warm tones. Fluorescent lights bring out a sharper blue tone. The lighting choice is important when picking paint. A strong colored paint could easily overpower… Continue reading
Everyone continually dreams about their dream home. We watch various shows on t.v. that remind us of all the upgrades we want in our homes – from that brand new remodeled kitchen to a stylish new and improved bathroom. Sometimes we would rather move into a newly updated house than do the work ourselves; however, remodeling your current home can be more cost effective and easier on the heart strings (it is always hard to leave your home).
Here are three ideas for quick #diy remodels and improvements that are easy and affordable!
1) A new coat of paint is a low cost yet effective way to update your home. Neutral colors are a great way to make… Continue reading
Currently we are working on a remodel at Ste. Chapelle Winery (located in Caldwell, Idaho) where we removed over 1400 sq. ft. of oak panelling. The oak covered all of the walls, including the staircase and bar. There was so much wood!
We are pretty far along on our remodel and are getting ready to paint the newly installed drywall. However, now the design questions are beginning to be asked. Do we put accent pieces of the original oak back on some of the walls? Do we introduce new elements such as stone or metal to establish a new look? Is there a way to creatively introduce all of the materials? The questions continue because there are so many different… Continue reading