Blog Posts - Home Renovation



Farmhouse Renovation Update: Drywall and Priming!

My new studio/home officeRenovation on the interior of the farmhouse took a GIANT step forward last week with the installation of drywall, the taping and the beginning of priming.  I can't begin to explain how different the house feels now that...
by SerendipityRefined on Jul 26, 2016

Farmhouse Renovation Update and Being Authentic

This month marks the second half of 2016. Since there are only six months left in this year, I decided to take a look back at my goals for 2016 and to take another look at my word for the year, "authentic". July also marks the third anniver...
by SerendipityRefined on Jul 6, 2016

Home Office DIY: Turning a Closet into a Supply Center

The one thing I love about Organizing a home office is the diversity of closet space.  They are way under-rated, especially if they have floor to ceiling access.  Removing the doors, adding a touch of paint and replacing the old rod and shelf with...
by Renew Your Space on Jun 18, 2016

Home Renovation in Texas Unveils Bold and Playful Interiors

Dillon Kyle Architects completed the renovation of Bolsover Residence, an eclectic home located in Houston, Texas. To achieve a better layout, a portion of the initial first level was removed and replaced with a “buffer” structure that connect...
by khairuddinuad on May 24, 2016

Farmhouse Renovation Progress Photos

I can't believe that it has been such a long time since I've posted here....Yikes! To be honest, I wasn't sure that there was anything to show you but I've had more than a few of you send me messages asking how things are progressing...
by SerendipityRefined on May 20, 2016

Craftsman Style Residential Remodel

A few months ago on Facebook, I shared a photo of the green stucco two story home below at the early stages of a renovation and addition. At the time, It didn't look like much and I had just been asked to consult on the project.  Today, I'm...
by SerendipityRefined on Apr 1, 2016

Paving the Way to Your Home Transformation: How to Reclaim Your Basement

Your home is your castle. Whether you have a small cottage or a six-bedroom estate,... The post Paving the Way to Your Home Transformation: How to Reclaim Your Basement appeared first on MELISASource.
by MELISASource on Mar 3, 2016

:: a lake house renovation - the kitchen

{ Driftwood Cottage }Now that all of our renovations are over the dust has cleared & we've christened it with fun weekends with friends & family... I'm finally ready to document all the changes we made to our vacation home on the lake. Welcom...
by { the vintage wren } on Feb 24, 2016

Choosing Plumbing Fixtures for the Farmhouse: Porcelain and Unlacquered Brass Faucets

source: MY SOULFUL HOME on InstagramAs I start to share the final selections for the farmhouse, I wanted to take a moment to say,Thank you!I truly appreciate all of you hanging in there with me for the last two and a half years while I navigated the...
by SerendipityRefined on Feb 19, 2016

Farmhouse Construction Update: Framing is Nearly Complete

Hello from my still frozen, single digit temperature, midwestern farmhouse renovation! It has been a couple of weeks since my last update and to tell you the truth, since I'm at the site a couple of times each day, I don't always realize that progres...
by SerendipityRefined on Feb 10, 2016

Home Renovation Realities [infographic]

(To enlarge via computer keyboard, hold ctrl key down while rolling mouse wheel forward/away from you)RENOVATION REALITIESFor many California homebuyers, the dream of homeownership isn't complete after close of escrow, but rather after completion of...
by Sugar Pine Realty/GMAC on Jan 21, 2016

Farmhouse Renovation Update: Interior Demolition and New Framing *Ugly Photos

 This week, as temperatures dropped below zero for several days here in the Chicago 'burbs, we got into the "guts" of the demolition at the farmhouse: the bathrooms and the kitchen were removed.  I never talked much about the bathroom...
by SerendipityRefined on Jan 21, 2016

Australian Home’s Contemporary Interiors, Outdoor Spaces Defy Art Deco Facade

In this renovation of an Art Deco home in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield, Christopher Megowan Architects reordered the interiors of the house to create a new backbone. The Kumquat Tree House was so named for its view of the fruit tree in the b...
by khairuddinuad on Jan 13, 2016

Farmhouse Renovation Update: Framing and More Demolition

 It has been a couple of weeks so I thought that I'd share a few progress photos from around the farmhouse.  Fortunately, the weather stayed unseasonably warm until about 72 hours ago so the framers were able to get the floor deck on the additi...
by SerendipityRefined on Jan 12, 2016

The 10 Best Roofing Materials for Warm Climates

Extreme heat and ultra-violet rays have the potential to cause severe damage to many types of common roofing materials and products. However, there are many alternatives that are able to withstand these conditions and can be installed by professional...
by The Fashionable Housewife on Dec 13, 2015

Farmhouse Renovation Update: I Like Big Trucks (and I cannot lie)

I've had a couple of you ask whether or not I'd be sharing holiday decorating this year. Honestly, the jury is still out on that  and here's why: over the course of the last two weeks, we've officially entered the "it's gonna' get worse before i...
by SerendipityRefined on Dec 3, 2015

Hardwoods the Easy Way

Hey guys, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  Ours was pretty great, lots of relaxing and food, and fun times with our families.  My 3 year old became entirely smitten with her new 3 week old cousin (singing to her, feeding her, holding he...
by It's Great To Be Home on Nov 30, 2015

Farmhouse Renovation Floor Plans and Progress

After what feels like an eternity (just under two and a half years) and a number of  "bumps in the road"  I'm excited to finally share the revised plans for Phase 2 of the remodeling and renovation here at the farmhouse and to be able...
by SerendipityRefined on Nov 5, 2015

Affordable Home Renovation, Design and Cost Strategy

  It is the natural order of things that  your home will require affordable home renovationfrom time to time as different parts of the house succumb to wear and tear processes. For many home owners, finding the money to cater for renovation cos...
by Wayne Hartunian on Oct 25, 2015

Using Mr.Clean to Keep My Newly Renovated Bathroom Looking Its Best #15MinuteReno #PGMom

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. ________________  Now, that Thanksgiving is...
by Country Mouse, City Mouse on Oct 23, 2015


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