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15 Clever Solutions to Make the Most of a Character Home

Let’s do a little house math.  Take one previously unloved 1920’s character home, add one part innovation and one part hard work and what do you get?  An amazingly stylish and functional family home. This post is the second part in a series about my friends Jacqueline and Marc and

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This Gorgeous Character Home is #RenovationGoals

You know what happens after a morning of watching home renovation shows on HGTV. . .you start dreaming about your own run-down diamond-in-the-rough that you turn around in six weeks.  But what if you actually did it? Minus the 6 week part. . . *crawls in a corner with the

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The Porch and the Piano

Have you ever had a really big dream?  Something you’ve wanted for a long time, but weren’t exactly sure you could ever make a reality?  Today one of those dreams has finally come true for me.  Like everything in this house, it’s not without drama.

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The Homestretch

Phase two of our massive renovation is almost over.  Some days it felt like it would never end.  What was supposed to be two weeks out of our house somehow turned into over two months, and all three of us were so over it. As much as we love camping

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Why My Renovation Feels Like a Bad Episode on HGTV

HGTV is one of my favourite guilty pleasures. I love the beautiful renovations, but I often look at the homeowners and shake my head. How could they not have an emergency fund for their renovation? Why are they changing things last minute? Why don’t they ever trust that Scott or

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My Renovation is Actually Happening

When the hermit and I purchased this house, we were full of HGTV renovation dreams.  Could we transform our home from top to bottom within a year or less?  Absolutely.  The sky was the limit. Oh how cute we were. I painted and scraped, weeded and re-arranged, but the house would

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