There are plenty of big things left to do in our basement family room, like re-finish the media cabinet or recover the sectional, but I am not ready to tackle those yet. Instead, I have craved quick pick-me-up projects. You know the ones that take only minutes to complete, you have everything you need on [...]
One of the most frequently asked questions from our friends and family is if we plan to put the TV in front of the bamboo wall? That’s a big fat NO!
I totally understand based on the orientation of the room and the focal wall nature, that it might [...]
I finally took the leap and made my first flash sale site buy. I have been window shopping on flash sale sites like Joss & Main, One King’s Lane, and GroopDealz for a while, but never made a purchase. I get a little anxiety over the time constraint. If I see something I like, I [...]
I have a treat for you today. I’ve worked on this mood board for almost a year…since we broke ground in the basement back in March of 2012. I finally feel like it is done and ready to share. Hopefully over the next month or so this mood board will come to life in my basement.
Why We Chose Cork
For a moment I thought I wanted to paint the cement floors in at least part of the basement. But as soon as winter hit, I couldn’t wait to cover up that cold, blah cement floor. I wanted a material that would warm up the floor. I also preferred using the [...]
I will get to how I saved over $700 part in a bit, but first I need to show you our cork floor. When I shared all the finishes I chose for the basement, I showed you a small sample of the cork floor. Here [...]
Rooms that can multi-task are essential in a modern home. Whether it is due to space limitations or the desire to simply keep the family together in one space, multi-functional rooms are great. The trick is maximizing the space to deliver in every way you need it to.
Sometimes a space just needs a fresh [...]
Just because a space needs to be kid-friendly, doesn’t mean it needs to look kid-like. On the flip side a well-styled adult-looking, but still kid-friendly space, can still have room for fun. When I put together Kari’s eDecor Plan for her high style basement hang out, I [...]
I loved pulling together this mood board for Kari’s basement. Kari was drawn to beautiful slate blues, pear and lime greens. I knew instantly I wanted to mix in a lot of light wood tones. Kari’s basement hosts up to 24 neighborhood kids at a time, so lots of flexible seating was a must. She had [...]
Do you watch Design Star or the new white box challenge show? Well, we have our own ultimate white box challenge going on over here. Instead of about 100 sq feet of blank white…we have over a 1,000 sq feet!!! Not sure we will get as conceptual as they encourage on the show, but we [...]
When undertaking any renovation, it is important to share your vision and ideas. The builder will provide recommendations and the know-how, but they don’t know how you want to live in your space. I have previously shared my opinion that builders don’t always know best. Identifying that early [...]
The day has finally come..and gone actually. On Monday, our basement finishing project officially began. We have been working with a contractor to design the space since last fall, but just recently signed on the dotted line to start the work. The project literally started with a bit of ground-breaking. The first order of business [...]
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