I learned some hard lessons this past weekend about compromise. Our kitchen is going to be BEAUTIFUL, but…….. It will not have all the cool arches we wanted or the detailed glass door or the variable height cabinets. Our final design is not what was… Read More »Kitchen Reality — Compromises in Design
Six Ways to Work Through Decision Fatigue I knew that there would be many decisions that went into a new house. That would have been the case for a renovation as well (which we considered early on in our search). I enjoy getting to make… Read More »Decisions Decisions Decisions
We are meeting with the custom cabinet maker next week to start designing our kitchen!!! He’ll come take measurements and we’ll start talking about details like wood species, general cabinet layout, types of cabinets (upper, lower, pantry, corner) and general feeling were going for. We… Read More »The Cabinet War
Our families told us that we needed a house bigger than 2000 square feet (185.8 square meters)–that we would regret not having more space for a future family. We heard from multiple people that we were thinking too small and not long term. I am… Read More »When Bigger Isn’t Better
“Are you planning to keep a journal of all this? This building a house and homestead thing?” “Yeah, something like that.” Admittedly, I had no idea how much I would enjoy writing and keeping track of my thought process through this entire ordeal. (Although, as… Read More »Building vs Buying
After over a year of searching and countless offers, we are finally in contract!!! It’s a cute little house that just needs a little love. Nothing a little paint and some new shutters can’t fix, right? Kidding! We are tearing this sucker down and we… Read More »We bought a house!!!!