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How to Mix Wood and White Trim, Beautifully!

Yes, you can mix wood and white trim in the same house (or, even, in the same room)! Mixing painted and stained trim is completely doable, as long as you keep these tips in mind. Our modern cottage home has original solid wood trim, crown molding, panel molding, chair rails, and ceiling beams… but… it’s …

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Vinyl Shake Siding Accents for an Exterior Renovation

What is Vinyl Shake Siding? Modeled after cedar shake, vinyl shake provides a custom look with low-maintenance. Check out the before and after of this home’s exterior renovation with shake siding accents. While our house was primarily renovated using board and batten (or, vertical siding), we accented several parts of the exterior with shake siding. …

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Vertical Siding: Board and Batten Exterior Renovation

Vertical Siding, also known as Board and Batten, is a modern option for an exterior renovation. Check out the before and after of this home, which went from horizontal vinyl “lap” to vertical vinyl siding. When it was time to replace our home’s vinyl siding, we knew we wanted vertical siding, also called board and …

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12+ Examples of Black Kitchen Countertops in Beautiful Homes

Considering black kitchen countertops for your next renovation? Find inspiration in each of these kitchens with gorgeous black counters. Within minutes of walking into the warehouse, I had chosen our slab. A near-black quartz in a matte finish, it’s exactly what I envisioned for the black kitchen countertops in our home. However, you might not …

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20+ Faux Brick DIY Projects that are Budget-Friendly!

Over 20 faux brick DIY projects to try! Incorporate the beauty of brick (without hiring a bricklayer!) through brick veneer, brick wall panels, faux brick tile, and brick stencils. Would you like to add architectural character, warmth, and texture to your home? Try brick. Well, faux brick, that is! Faux brick is both DIY and …

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