FIRST LAKEHOUSE BLOG POST IS HERE!! We bought this house around Christmas and began renovating in February. It's been mad chaos since. FINALLY, it time to slow down and enjoy our new home as we tackle the final details. Five months of being covered in paint and sawdust every evening and weekend, and we are thrilled to be nearing the finish line. We are also excited to have the time to share ALL the renovation details with you all on the blog! First #HTlakehouse blog post (of many), commence!
I've linked everything we have selected thus far for the lake house! I will update this page as we renovate and move in!
Ty here! What's in a neighborhood? Your future community, schools, neighbors, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and all other conveniences and necessities. It is so important to choose your location wisely. Given that Hannah and I have lived in 6 different communities around Greater Grand Rapids, and sold houses in many more, we created this segment to educate and inform. We will offer insight and provide more information on some of the incredible places that Greater Grand Rapids has to offer. First up, EGR.
We are adding these before and afters to the "Home Tour" tab above! This minimalist living adventure has taught us so much, mainly, how little we truly need to live happily. We have thoroughly enjoyed this simple living excursion. Cleaning is quick, and simple; and we have little to no clutter! For links to sources in each of our homes, head to the "Shop our Home" tab!
Like many of you, this year our Spring Break trip has been cancelled. We are truly disappointed, but understand the rationale. That said, we had the incredible chance to spend a week on three separate occasions in my former home of Rosemary Beach, Florida last year. I was fortunate to live there while in college studying at Florida State, often making the commute to campus. I couldn't wait to share this place with which I have been able to enjoy since birth with Hannah, and a few years ago, we made our first trip here together. Needless to say, Hannah fell head over heels in love!
It's here! This collaboration between Studio McGee x Target is a dream! We are moving from a 730 square foot one bedroom condo to a 3 bedroom house (which will be 1600 sf with the new basement). That said, we've got some shopping to do to get the home ready for AirBNB (even though we don't plan to rent it out this summer). The Studio McGee line at Target could not have launched at a better time! It feels like many of the items Shea designed were meant for the lake house! Here is the list of items on my list. Happy shopping, friends!
Before we move to the lakehouse, we want to share the full reveal of the GR condo renovation! For those of you who were not around when we bought this place, the full story is in this post. Long story short, we sold our mid century haven in the woods (1800 square feet on an acre in the suburbs) for 730 square feet near the city! We've truly grown to the love the simple life that this condo promotes. Rather than spending our weekends maintaining a large backyard or cleaning multiple bathrooms, we are spending more time outside, pursuing creative outlets, and investing in relationships. We have also LOVED being a short drive from our favorite walking path, local restaurants, and coffee shops.
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo currently sharing the renovation of our Holland cottage, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers, and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!