Kitchen Source List & Budget Breakdown
First off—I want to thank you all so much for the overwhelmingly kind responses on our Kitchen Reveal last week. We put so much time and energy into this room and we’re like proud parents, so…
DIY Dog Crate Hack
Decorating ideas and DIY projects. Easy, quick and budget-friendly DIY tutorials that anyone can do to beautifully decorate your home.
Subway Tile Designs Inspiration (A Beautiful Mess)
It's no secret that we LOVE subway tile here at ABM. It's fresh, inexpensive and classic. In the past I have stuck with a traditional offset pattern for all of my subway tile. But recently, as I've be
Whole-House Paint Scheme: Stormy Skies
Today we had some beautiful storms in central California, praise God. We are desperately in need of water in the valley, so the storms were a blessing. Where I come from, north-central Texas, we are no strangers to storm clouds, and I’ve always thought they were beautiful. Paint is relatively cheap, easy to apply, and makes a big impact. The hardest thing about paint? Picking colors! It’s hard to even know where to begin, but I know I want a subdued, neutral/natural feel, with…
10 Ways To Increase Your Home Value On A Budget
When you sell a home, you want to get every penny it's worth. These 10 budget friendly tips can help you boost your home's value without losing money.
How to Stain OAK Cabinets…the simple method (without sanding)!
I know, I know...where have I been?!?! Well, finishing up house projects. Lots and lots of them. We have put off finishing the last bits of the house for long enough. And now they are DONE. And wow, it feels good!!! Thanks to a new year and a goal to have them all completely finished. Remember how I shared our Stained/Painted Banister last week? Well, I mentioned to some in the comment section that we were working on staining our bathroom cabinets (which were the last thing in the house that…
You Won't Believe These Ugly-Duckling Makeovers!
A broad driveway dead-ending at a street-facing garage dominated this painfully shy Cape Cod house. Raised up by a stylish second floor and front-facing gable—not to mention a handsome new porch—the house stands a lot prouder. By Sicora Design-Build
Thoughts on Wood Flooring (and My Favorite Engineered Wood!) - Little Green Notebook
My kids know that if the car makes a sudden U-turn, Mama found a new thrift store or saw an open house sign. :) A few months ago I flipped one of those big U’s and walked through this pretty home that was for sale in Mesa’s downtown historic district. The house had recently been …
Most Popular Cabinet Paint Colors
We've rounded up the most popular cabinet paint colors for the kitchen, bath and other cabinetry for the home that are all star paint colors.
10 Uncomfortable Things No-One Wants to Tell You About Your House When It’s For Sale — True Design House
A part of my interior design work locally is being hired by a wonderful team of real estate agents to meet with clients of theirs who are getting ready to sell their homes. I walk through the clients’ houses with them, making design suggestions and taking notes to later send them, giving them as man