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Fall House Tour – Our Faux Farmhouse Craftsman

Many of you have been asking me for a fall house tour. And I am excited to say that I finally got around to making a video tour for you. Get Ready for a Real-Life Home Tour  My home tour is a real-life home tour. This means you won’t see a picture-perfect place that’s magazine-ready. …

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Custom House Tour – Tour our Completed Modern Farmhouse Craftsman

After almost a year from the start of our house building process, I am so excited to share with you our custom home tour. It’s been a long process but it was totally worth it.    Fixer Upper to New Construction When we moved into our last home, the Senior Colonial, it needed so much …

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The Best Gold Kitchen Island Lights – Brass is Back in the Kitchen

After searching hundreds of gold lights for our kitchen, I put together a list of the best gold kitchen island lights. Selecting lights was the hardest part of the entire home building process.  When designing the kitchen, I decided to take a chance on adding brass and gold finishes instead of black or satin nickel. …

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Home Decor Instagram Accounts to Follow

I could spend hours browsing home decor Instagram accounts. It’s one of my greatest time wasters when I am avoiding chore or work (right up there with scrolling Pinterest and Facebook). Since we started to build our new home, I was eager to start planning the decor in our new home. Having a blank slate …

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design – Our Plans for a Beautiful Farmhouse Kitchen

  Our modern farmhouse kitchen design took quite a bit of planning but I am so excited to say that the plans are finally complete. If you haven’t been following our story, check out our custom home building story here. When designing the kitchen, I wanted to strike a balance between the farmhouse style and a …

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Front Door Colors for a Gray House

Do you have any suggestions for front door colors for a gray house? I am totally struggling with this big decision. Thankfully, if I regret my decision later, I can change my mind pretty easily on this choice vs. something like siding color (it’s a little more difficult and expensive to replace siding). But who …

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Kitchen Trends 2019 – Get Some Kitchen Design Inspiration for 2019

Don’t miss the kitchen trends 2019 if you are planning a kitchen renovation or you’re building a new home. While farmhouse kitchens continue to be popular, there are a few kitchen trends that are taking over 2019. Here are the kitchen trends I think we’ll see this year. Kitchen Trends 2019 Photo by Boswell Construction …

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Our Plans for a House with a Mother In Law Suite

Finding plans for a house with mother in law suite felt impossible. Despite searching countless websites, we struggled to find a house plan that worked for us and for our mother in law. There are lots of plans that have one bedroom for a mother in law. But, there aren’t many that have an entire …

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Building a Custom Home – The Process

Building a custom home isn’t for the faint of heart. I am sure you’ve heard that before, but I can tell you from personal experience that it can be overwhelming. But, is the journey worth it? Definitely. Who wouldn’t want a home custom designed to meet their family’s needs? This isn’t going to be a …

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