So, this kitchen is small. We haven't worked in such tight quarters, ever, and are getting creative to make this thing feel like a million bucks. Because of the size, we're designing it to feel light, clean, and minimal. We want to keep the space modern, with a distinguishable Scandinavian influence, but don't want it to feel sterile. As we mentioned in this post, as excited as we are to try out simple living, we are also aware that it does not come without sacrifice, and there will be days when we miss our spacious Ada home. Thus, we have decided that we want to go all out in this place - maximizing design, function, and finishes.
Okay, it's time to fill you in on the details of our next move. We shared about the move briefly in this post. This is our 4th property in 4 years....so I know most of you can't really be that surprised. Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
At this point, you can't be that surprised...4th move in 4 years! We were NOT looking for another property whatsoever, yet here we are. We adore our current home. We have poured our hearts and souls into this home (and the yard), fixing up every inch. We love our big beautiful oak trees, our mid century layout filled with windows, and the newly completed landscaping on our acre in the woods! For those of you who have watched us renovate our home extensively for the past year, you might be thinking, "WHY IN THE WORLD??"
I get asked about our Andes sofa ALL the time. We have now owned this sofa for a full year, so it's time for a review! Sofas are an investment. I knew that the sofa I purchased would be a part of my life for years to come, so I wanted to make sure that I was entirely in love with it. We searched high and low for the perfect piece, and this was it!
Our bedroom is finally coming together. Our bedroom always seems to be the last priority with each renovation. For months, we lived with nothing but the basics in this space - bed, curtains, nightstands. No decor, no personality. After a few months of reprieve from all things “home improvement” (we renovated our entire home in 100 days, and needed a break!), we decided to tackle this room.
We love our IKEA KUNSBACKA cabinets. Read all about our full review of IKEA cabinets in this post, where I detail all of the pros and cons of going with IKEA for your next kitchen. We were entirely skeptical, but I couldn't find the right matte black cabinet front elsewhere (at the right price), so we decided to give IKEA a try. We learned a lot doing our first kitchen with IKEA. Next time, we will be more efficient since we have done it once before. Today, I'm sharing our experience, along with some tips for ordering IKEA cabinets!
I don't love hunting for light fixtures. I have no trouble selecting plumbing, flooring, paint, etc....but finding lighting can be so frustrating. Generally, the biggest issue is finding fixtures that give off a soft light, versus harsh. Many of the fixtures that are "trending" incorporate exposed bulbs, which Ty and I both find hard on the eyes. We were very specific about what we wanted - here were our parameters while shopping for lighting :
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo sharing the renovation of our mid century tri-level, 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!