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Why I Chose IKEA Kitchen Cabinets

Why I Chose IKEA Kitchen Cabinets

Since starting our kitchen remodel, I’ve received some very opinionated views about my choice in cabinets. So let’s talk about why I chose IKEA kitchen cabinets. First of all, I’m not the type of person to make a major purchasing decision solely based on price. I fully understand that you get what you pay for. That being said, there’s also a level of quality I am willing to sacrifice if the price is right. Originally, I wasn’t even considering IKEA…

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We’ve started our IKEA kitchen remodel!

We’ve started our IKEA kitchen remodel!

While I’ve slowly started getting this blog going, we’ve been working hard on our IKEA kitchen remodel. We started in August and hoped to get it mostly done by Christmas. Both of our mothers are coming to stay for the holiday, so there’s even more pressure to get it done. Well, we’re a couple weeks out from them arriving and I can say with confidence that…*drumroll*… it will not even be close to being done! Yay for cooking Christmas dinner…

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House Remodel Before Photos – Part 2

House Remodel Before Photos – Part 2

Part 2 of the house remodel before photos*! Part 1 can be seen here. Master Suite The master bedroom. I LOVE the big bay window with bonus storage space below. View of the entry and closet area. View of the bedroom looking into the master bathroom. I hope to one day have an awesome sliding barn door there to close off the bathroom. Turns out, blackout curtains don’t work so well when you have natural light coming in from a…

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House Remodel Before Photos – Part 1

House Remodel Before Photos – Part 1

Ok, so I’ve realized that my husband and I seriously failed to get decent photos of the house before we started any work to it. I did some digging around and managed to find the MLS photos* that were used in the real estate listing when we purchased the house. Which is awesome, because it shows exactly how it looked before we even stepped foot in it. There’s a lot, so I’ll be splitting this up into two posts. This…

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New Light Fixtures – Let there be light

New Light Fixtures – Let there be light

Here’s a quick post to show some of the new light fixtures I installed all by myself! Ok, my husband helped with some of the heavy lifting, but one of those fans is on a 20 foot ceiling… Some extra hands were necessary! I’ll make a better post later on showing the house before any remodeling work started, but just to give you an idea: half the house lighting consisted of ugly, outdated track lighting. The other half of the…

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Home Remodel Progress Update – I’m Back!

Home Remodel Progress Update – I’m Back!

I was super enthusiastic about starting this blog nine months ago… buuuuut life got in the way as usual. And I’ll admit – I got lazy. Add some out-of-state family visitors, overseas vacations, and life-changing personal struggles and events to the mix and you can see how that doesn’t leave room for much home remodel progress to occur. I’ve gradually worked myself back in to the swing of things and I think I’m ready to give this another shot. The…

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DIY Home Remodel: The Beginning

DIY Home Remodel: The Beginning

Well, I seem to have gotten my little family into a situation in which there’s no turning back from. By “little family,” I mean my significant other, myself, and our two cats. By “situation,” I mean a complete DIY home remodel that I totally underestimated. We bought our first home in December, moved in mid-January, and have been living among the boxes and wreckage ever since. We are only in the beginning stages of the remodel, and so far, it…

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