Blog Posts - Building A House



House Regrets, Second Chances, and Glorious Glorious Beams

I have a story for y’all. It’s a story about regret, catastrophe, and despair. A story about second chances, a story about hope, and redemption. It’s a story about beams. Glorious Glorious beams. So a couple of months ago our area was hit by a...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jul 25, 2016

Installed Cabinets

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I was scrolling through Facebook today and looking at all the festive pictures and memes, and interspersed between and the red white and blue was this gem… It made me laugh out loud…so I had to share, of co...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jul 4, 2016

Cabinet Beginnings

One of the main ways we are saving huge amounts of money on the kitchen is by building our own cabinets. Way back when Adam and I were dating (as teenagers about 14 years ago) his family ran a custom cabinet shop. They built the cabinets themselves,...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jun 30, 2016

Designing a Kitchen

Alright, it’s time to start talking about the kitchen in the new house. We’re moving in just over a month, (because we sold our old house! In a day! More on that later) and in order to move in we need a functioning kitchen. As a reminder, here i...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jun 28, 2016

Interior Limestone

When designing and planning this house Adam and I knew we wanted a lot of rustic features inside our home. Metal ceilings, antique beams, shiplap siding, brick flooring, rock walls, and rustic wood ceilings and floors were all things we wanted to inc...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jun 6, 2016

Grout mistakes and installed bathroom tile

*Thank you to Floor & Decor for sponsoring this post. Last month I shared with y’all the process of picking tile for our kids bathroom, and I’m happy to say that it’s all installed, and we are that much closer to having a livable house!
by Domestic Imperfection on Apr 26, 2016

Choosing interior paint colors

I don’t think anyone here would disagree with me if I said choosing paint colors is hard. There are just so many options, and they usually look very different on the wall than they do on a little paint chip. Saying you’re “just going to pai...
by Domestic Imperfection on Apr 19, 2016

Texture and Primer

For a long time I was doing really great at keeping up with blogging about progress on the house, but I’ve since fallen a bit behind. I’m going to do my best to catch up though, and today we have a thrilling post about texture and primer (which a...
by Domestic Imperfection on Apr 14, 2016

Fixer Upper Lighting

Remember how I used to do the build me a home edition with different sources on home items we were picking out? We’re obviously not building anymore, so I’m living vicariously through Chip & Joanna on Fixer Upper   They don’t generall...
by 320 Sycamore on Mar 29, 2016

Boys Bathroom Tile

*Thank you to Floor & Decor for sponsoring this post.  Alright, so it’s time to start diving into all the finish selections for the inside of the house. Up until now we have concentrated on exterior stuff, but the exterior is almost finished a...
by Domestic Imperfection on Mar 29, 2016

Introducing: The Preppy Modern House

I’ve talked in vague terms about “that house we’re building” and you’ve seen bits and pieces on Instagram, but I haven’t really shown you guys much of what we’re building! It’s been busy, to say the lea...
by It's Great To Be Home on Mar 22, 2016

Exterior Limestone

Okaaay….that was awkward. Totally did not mean to take nearly a month-long blogging break. I assure you I got lots of important things done and didn’t just sit around binging on New Girl and Fuller House and going to bed at a completely reaso...
by Domestic Imperfection on Mar 11, 2016

Updates on the House We’re Building

I had hoped to have a post ready for you guys today about the guest bathroom and bedrooms at our 10th flip (long overdue!!), but this week has been crazy so it ain’t happening. While I don’t always have time to update the blog, I usually...
by It's Great To Be Home on Mar 9, 2016

A Case for Wood Cabinets

During a conversation with our architect a few months ago we were picking his brain for any tips he could give us, based on his experience working with other builders.  We were talking generally about the style and finishes we’re planning to u...
by It's Great To Be Home on Feb 25, 2016

Around These Here Parts

Some of you are wondering what we’ve been up to lately – so here’s a little post to get you up to speed! We’ve started work on a new construction home – things are moving along really great, and the foundation should be...
by It's Great To Be Home on Feb 17, 2016

Drywall Changes Everything

If you’ve ever built a home, you know how big of a deal drywall is. It takes your home from feeling like a cold, empty skeleton to something you may actually be able to live in (and decorate!) one day. Last time I wrote about the house we had just...
by Domestic Imperfection on Feb 5, 2016

Spray Foam Insulation

I’ve come to learn that people in the construction industry have very strong opinions about insulation. There are basically two categories, people that love spray foam insulation and people that hate it. Adam is firmly in category A, while our buil...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jan 24, 2016

Choosing a Rock (is making me crazy)

There are so many decisions you have to make when building a house. Lots of them are small, quick decisions…and some of them are big ‘ol monster decisions. Choosing rock is a big ‘ol monster decision. Rock is a big investment, and y...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jan 11, 2016

Beams, beams, and more beams

I’ve always loved beams. Big, chunky, rustic beams … the more the better. So when I started thinking about what I wanted in our new house, a boatload of beams were pretty high on the list. Farmhouse Kitchen by Austin Home Builders Dalglei...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jan 8, 2016

A Shoji White Farmhouse

I think my favorite week of the whole year is the week between Christmas and New Years. I love Christmas, but it’s nice to have all the chaos behind you and a fresh new year in front of you. Plus, it’s the only week of the year where it&#...
by Domestic Imperfection on Dec 30, 2015


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