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Built-in Shelves DIY – How We Built Them

Built-in Shelves DIY – How We Built Them

A white, flat wall is what loomed behind the desk in our home office. Boring to look at, a stark zoom background…it needed a change. Since this is a room we use daily, we decided to make this one of our next DIY projects.  Built-in 

3 Tips to Get the Custom Cabinetry Look For Less

3 Tips to Get the Custom Cabinetry Look For Less

Let’s face it, adding any cabinetry can be really expensive let alone custom cabinetry. Whether they are for your kitchen, pantry, home bar, office or family room built-ins, the cost can add up! We have found that when it comes to designing and building cabinets 

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

When we decided to build mudroom lockers, we knew we wanted them to pop against our white walls and Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is the perfect color to do that!  We loved the contrast that this dark blue has next to the bright walls. 

Amazon Kitchen Favorites

Amazon Kitchen Favorites

If you are looking for fun and/or functional kitchen decor and gadgets, then these Amazon kitchen favorites are for you! We have found some tools that have helped make our time prepping meals or cooking in the kitchen more enjoyable. We have also come across 

Best Brass Door Knobs

Best Brass Door Knobs

We love small projects that make a big difference in a home. Replacing interior door handles and doorknobs easily falls into this category!  When we moved into The Arched Manor, the interior doors had the typical polished brass levers that were popular when it was 

What is a Heat Pump? Heat Pump vs. Furnace

What is a Heat Pump? Heat Pump vs. Furnace

I admit it – up until a few months ago I had no idea what a heat pump was. I had heard the term of course and I knew it was some form of HVAC, but I couldn’t tell you how it compared to an