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10 Ways to Save Money during a Budget Kitchen Remodel

Need to remodel your kitchen on a budget? These 10 tips will help you save money creatively with a budget kitchen remodel that you’ll love! In the thick of renovating the exterior of our cottage-style fixer-upper, we faced an unfortunate truth: the kitchen is in sore shape, too. Shucks. With no funds allocated, it’s time …

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Modern Cottage Home Tour: 2-Year Update

Modern Cottage Home Tour: Our cottage style home has a renovated exterior and kitchen, updated dining room, living room, bedrooms, and more! We are quickly approaching the 2-year anniversary of purchasing our cottage style home. It’s come a long way over the last 12 months, and today I’m taking you on a Modern Cottage Home Tour. Come …

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How to German Schmear Brick (Mortar Wash Fireplace Makeover)

Learn how to German schmear brick, in no time! Makeover a brick fireplace with mortar wash, a beginner-friendly DIY project. As much as I love the cozy features in our cottage-style home, some of it is a bit dark for my liking. For example, our east-facing living room only gets morning light, making it dim …

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How to Easily Install a Granite Backsplash

Learn how to Easily Install a Granite Backsplash. In 7 simple steps, you can install a marble backsplash — even if you are a beginner (no power tools required!!). We aren’t DIY experts — we just learn as we go. Installing a marble backsplash was a new project for us, but it went pretty smoothly. …

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How to Make a Vanity Taller and Deeper

Short bathroom vanity? Learn how to make a vanity taller and deeper. A bathroom vanity makeover can be an affordable update!  Our bathroom vanity makeover is complete and it is a huge transformation! The updated vanity not only looks better, but it is more functional, too. Today, I’ll explain how to make a vanity taller, …

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