How to Make a Custom Built-In Bookcase Around the Fireplace

I love built-ins! To me they add such a great architectural detail to a room. This is the 4th built-in bookcases that my hubby, Steve has built. I think he does great work!Hold on a minute . . . are you new here? If so welcome, we love new friends! Be sure to say hi in our comment section and please take a minute and sign up for our weekly newsletter and never miss any new ideas. The first time I really had to convince him that he could do it, I purchased this book "Ultimate Guide to Cabinets, Shelves, and…

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Organize Your Fridge in 5 Simple Steps

We hope that you have been inspired by our organizational posts and implementing some of them into your life. We believe that an organized home brings peace into your home and life. Clutter is an enemy to peace. Laurie Buchanan said, “Clearing clutter - be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual - brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm and tranquility.” There is no way you can feel peaceful in your home if, as you sit down you see a pile of stuff that you need to take care of or you can’t find the mustard and you…

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How to Build Mudroom Built-ins

Are you looking for your next DIY project? Maybe you would like to create some built-in storage? Looking at building your own custom built-ins may seem like it’s just too hard, but it’s not. Just follow our steps and you too can have a custom built-in mudroom cabinet at a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional. You will need a few wood working tools to complete this project. Here are the tools we used:1- Router with a 3/4” Dado router bit2- Circular saw or table saw4- Jigsaw3- Pneumatic finish nail gunSupplies we used.MDF 4’ X 8’ wood panels (we…

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Mudroom Organization

We are so excited to share some organizing tips today in the mudroom. This mudroom is in Stephanie’s house, it's the transition area between the garage and living area, a great spot to implement some custom storage. Their home builder had included a built-in bench in this area, but no storage. When they built their home they opted to not have the bench installed, planning on someday incorporating some built-in storage. If you are look for more ideas to organize your home, check out 30 Small Kitchen Organization ideas. This is a view of the mudroom area from the model home that…

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DIY Bathroom Remodel on a Budget

Are you dreaming of an updated bathroom, but you don't have a lot of money to pour into a major renovation? We totally understand!  When we purchased our home I knew that this bathroom needed a major overhaul! Definitely nothing in this space represented me. However, the budget was tight, after a major kitchen renovation as well as new paint and flooring throughout our home, we didn't have a lot of money we could put into it. Take a look! Not only did we succeed in a DIY bathroom remodel on a budget, but we were also able to add some…

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