Category: home renovations

Four Criteria in Designing a Welcoming Entry Way Space

Entry ways have always fascinated me. They are the first impression and welcoming space for a guest entering your home. Entry ways also serve functional purposes and establish the spirit of your home. Most people, like myself, don’t have a proper foyer so entry ways need to be created in the limited amount of space available. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of space or a large budget to successfully create a welcoming entry way.

In the past few weeks I have enjoyed designing my entryway for my own home, and researching affordable styles. With the help of design software, I have been playing around with different ideas and layouts. My hope is to bring a digital version of the future entry way of my house (pictured above) to life with new furniture that I will be customizing and decorative statement pieces. The finished product will be shared in the coming weeks. For now let’s talk about four criteria in designing a welcoming entry way space that anyone can incorporate into their apartment or home!


House Update #2 | Removing Texture On Walls

While I was waiting to close on the house, I was busy picking out paint colors. I found a beautiful color by Chip and Joanna Gaines. The day I closed on the house, I eagerly began painting only to realize I had a horrible, bumpy texture on my bedroom walls. The entire house has this texture, but the master bedroom was most apparent. Since it is the master bedroom, my home sweet home and cozy sanctuary, I wanted to create a room that had a calming, peaceful ambiance. I made it a goal to create smooth walls.


I Bought A House! | Before Pictures

Hello friends!!! I’m back! Whew after a crazy, busy month – I am back and bought a house!!

For as long as I can remember I have been wanting to own my own house. Having a yard with a patio and fire pit are just a few things I have been anticipating. You can’t beat BBQ and fresh ice cream on a sunny day outside. If you ask me, it’s part of the American dream!

Last month, I took my piggy bank, spilled it out and took the change to the bank – and now I have a little fixer upper house!