Finally, we're sharing all of the details from our bathroom renovation! This room got a COMPLETE gut! We removed the paneling, the tub, the subfloor, and even the ceiling! This bathroom is quite narrow, so we had to get creative to we add interest and make the space feel larger!
I've been a cooking machine in this house...I can't figure out if it's the sun-filled kitchen, the new appliances, or simply the fact that we moved outside of the city. Since moving to Holland, we have been much less likely to go out for dinner or grab takeout. We have been embracing and loving this homebody life for the first time!
We'd always heard the fall colors in the northeast were unparalleled; especially in Vermont. We added this trip to our bucket list a few years back, and when the opportunity came, we jumped at it! We didn't have an abundant amount of time, so we had to be strategic in our planning of this road trip. The fall colors exceeded both of our expectations and made for an incredible fall foliage excursion out east!
Moving 5 times in 4 years, we've spent nearly half our marriage living in the midst of a renovation or couch surfing at the homes of family or friends. Prior to moving to the Lakehouse, we slept on a mattress on the floor of the unfinished tiny condo. The bedroom windows were covered with t-shirts by way of painter's tape, which believe it or not, didn't block much of the light coming from the street lamp just outside the window. Needless to say, we didn't sleep well for months on end. After years of not-so-ideal sleeping situations, we decided that we were going to make the lakehouse bedroom the most comfortable, sleep-inducing oasis of all time!
I get a lot of questions about which brass spray I used for the exterior fixtures, where the door knob is from, and if I used a weather proof enamel. Today, I am going to share all of the details of this simple DIY so that I have a full blog post to refer to when ya'll have questions!
We've always appreciated the lakeside city of Holland. When we lived in GR, we often made the trek out just to catch the sunset; or to eat at one of the amazing eateries. It's a small town, but is progressive and has amenities. It's in many ways the best of both worlds. Now, as many of you are aware, we've moved to the Holland lakeshore and are pumped to share more about our favorite Michigan coastal town.
If I could give ONE piece of advice when it comes to home design, it would be this: PILLOWS CHANGE THE ROOM. That may sound dramatic, but truly, designer pillows have the ability to elevate a space. Today, I am sharing my favorite affordable pillows that mimic high design pieces. I shop these sources often. You can find many of these pillows in our home!
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!