Renovate Your Home Right: Top Tips for Improving Your House

I was standing in my kitchen the other day formulating an idea when my husband walked in.

Jerrod: Oh no. I know that face. What are you thinking about?
Me: This wall…
Jerrod: Oh dear Lord!
Me: What if we pushed this wall out to the edge of the porch? It would expand the kitchen and I could have a bay window and we could have a little breakfast nook!
Jerrod: I knew it was bad this time…
Me: Ooo! We might as well push out the dining room wall on the other side to match! Then THAT would be bigger, and I could have ANOTHER bay window, and then the front porch proportions would FINALLY match!!!

The Road to Domestication

Jerrod: NO. No no no no no. Did I mention…NO!
Me: Well, I just figured, since we’re painting – 
Jerrod: Since we’re PAINTING, you decided to do a MAJOR RENOVATION?! How do you move from painting to blowing out walls?!

Good question. I really have no idea how I do that…my brain just goes there! 

Owning a home really is the American dream, and if you’re lucky to have a place to call your own, you’re probably pretty happy with it, like me. However, there are surely days when you wish your house had a little something extra. Right?! (Come on, help a girl out! My husband is READING this!)

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Organizing the Project Room

When we moved into our house (that has four bedrooms) I remember, we looked at each other and said, “What are we going to do with FOUR bedrooms, when there’s only two of us?” Three bedrooms we had covered: Master Bedroom, Guest Room and Office. No problem. But that fourth…until we have kids, what to do with the fourth?

So it’s been titled “The Project Room” by me, and “The Junk Room” by my husband. His term really bothers me, because I don’t want anything in our home to be known as “junk”…but, I’ve gotta admit, it was really starting to look…”junky”. Here, let me show you…

From the door. I was unpacking Fall decor, trying to create more Fall decor, and adding normal decor to our Dining Room at the same time.

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