Extending Kitchen Cabinets to Ceiling: 7 Pros & Cons!

Four different clients of ours were looking for ways to update their kitchens. Two were keeping and reworking/repainting existing cabinets, and two were doing a complete kitchen gut renovation. NONE of them were thinking about the "extending kitchen cabinets to ceiling" route, but we encouraged them all to do so! Honestly, extending your kitchen cabinets to the ceiling is a relatively easy, inexpensive update with huge rewards! (Or, if you're ripping out your existing cabinets,…

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Small Walk In Closet: 3 Must-Do Steps to Maximize What You Have! (Closet Planning)

Looking for small walk in closet size and ideas? Sometimes TV and/or the internet gives you unrealistic expectations—what you need is to figure out how to stay organized, maximize & work with what you already have! In our last post, we had done a bit o' fancy footwork to enlarge our master walk-in closet—without sacrificing an inch of space in our bedroom! (Yes, it felt almost like real magic.) However, we don't all have the…

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Namibia: Gallop Across the Desert from Mammoth Dunes to Rubied Sands!

For some reason, I suspected we’d really like Namibia (hence the reason I added it to our several months of Africa travels)...and that suspicion proved true! All I'd seen years ago was some photographs of some sand and dunes in the interior of Namibia, and that's all it took. Why? Because it looked unique. IF I am going to traipse around the world (esp with children in tow) exploring new areas, there had better be…

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Wild and Beautiful: Exploring Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana!

For whatever reason, my brain's first instinct in starting to write about a new locale is the language, so here you go! :) We came to Zimbabwe already having been quizzed daily in the local phrases by a beautiful Zimbabwean woman we met during our first year living in Europe. We'd see her every day and have to call out good morning, answer her questions, etc. Lest I make it seem like I spoke the…

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We Make It Easy For You: DIY Closet Plans PDF + Design Guide Is Here!

IT'S FINALLY HERE! As people across the world have discovered what we did with both 1) our master walk-in closet design and/or 2) the closet designs we did in our smaller bedrooms... ...we've been asked via messages on our blog and social media for months to help people with the full details, and it's taken months to create the plans + step-by-step design guide... ...but tonight let's pop the bubbly because it’s HERE FOR YOU!…

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Laundry Room Decor: 13+ Inspiring New Ideas & Design Perspectives You’ll Want to Be Aware Of!

Looking for fresh laundry room ideas? You're in the right place! We're sharing everything from upleveled laundry room decor ideas to organization (and bonus design resources)! Why on earth should we care about "decor" in our laundry rooms, of all places? Whether you choose to run a small load every day or have a laundry marathon day every week, by the time you wash, dry and fold, you and I are spending over 480 hours…

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Under Sink Storage: The #1 Genius Solution (+7 Simple Options)!

Looking for under sink storage ideas? Whether it's for your kitchen or bathroom, this is primo space that usually gets used incorrectly! Let's talk about why this happens and what to do instead! Confession: one of the first things my eye goes to when analyzing a kitchen's success is what they did for under sink storage. 95% of the time, my heart sinks. Because 95% of the time, they've gone with a cabinet. I can't…

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Our Kitchen Remodel: The Complete List of Organization, Storage, & Design Ideas!

Looking for kitchen inspiration, organization and storage hacks, or any other details on our kitchen remodel? You're in the right place! ➜ Get the kitchen you've always wanted! Download our Kitchen Design Guides! ➜ Need immediate kitchen help? Download our Kitchen Design Bundle! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=/rH6Gr1Qb1Gkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=/SHlG-jOekcc       ALL KITCHEN POSTS:   Kitchen Remodel + Design Tips: #1: Why Did We Rip Out Our New Kitchen? #2: The 3 Perks of Removing a Wall in Your…

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Tanzania: From Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti to Zanzibar!

After our life-changing (and emotional) time in Rwanda, hopping on a plane to Tanzania felt like going on holiday. A rough-n-tumble holiday. From Kigali, we landed in the Kilimanjaro National Airport, managed to eventually get through all the passport, customs and health checks (when they see your passport almost completely filled to the brim with stamps, some take extra time analyzing/talking to you, we're used to it)... ...and eventually made our way outside to our…

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Living Room Area Rug: The (Only) 7 Rules You Need to Know!

Looking for your perfect living room area rug size? You're in the right place! We're showing you the smartest living room area rug sizes (as well as living room rug placement!) that're perfect for your space! Overwhelmed by all the rug options the world has to offer you? Honestly...you should be! 🤣 For something so common, people sure have a hard time getting a straight answer on the size question for their living rooms! And…

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