#138: Was Ikea Not “Good Enough” For Our Home’s Kitchen?
by John Petersik on April 22, 2019 at 5:00 am
Installing Ikea cabinets in all three of our beach house kitchens invites the question: why didn’t we use them in our home’s kitchen in Richmond?! So this week we’re diving into the answer, including what gave us pause about using Ikea back then, how it could’ve changed our final result, and what we’d choose if we had to select kitchen cabinets for our home today. Plus, we share how a simple outdoor project turned into a major plumbing issue at the duplex (yes, another one – the water curse lives on!) and why there was also an emergency call to an electrician one evening, you know, for balance. What’s New That is literally the text The post #138: Was Ikea Not “Good Enough” For Our Home’s Kitchen? appeared first on Young House Love. […]
Wanna See Some Finished Bedrooms & Bathrooms at The Duplex?
by Sherry Petersik on April 17, 2019 at 1:51 pm
We’re working overtime (so many trips to the beach these days!) to get all of the rooms in the duplex finished and photographed so we can get our rental listing up on Airbnb for weeklong summer bookings. Don’t worry, we’ll make a big announcement when that happens – you won’t miss it! So even though we still have a bunch of rooms that aren’t quite done yet (like 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, 2 laundry rooms, and 2 more bedrooms and bathrooms), it feels extremely momentous to be 100% finished with the four rooms in this post. *Please imagine every single celebratory emoji here* So without further ado, I’ll show you around the two bedrooms The post Wanna See Some Finished Bedrooms & Bathrooms at The Duplex? appeared first on Young House Love. […]
#137: The Next Home We’re Taking On
by John Petersik on April 15, 2019 at 5:00 am
We’ve got a really exciting announcement this week about a new design project we’re taking on, including how it came to be, what has us most excited, and why it’s going to challenge us in some new ways (did we mention it’s out-of-state?). We’re also sharing how last week’s spring break trip reinforced our mission to minimize our belongings, even if John did bring home something very strange from vacation. Plus, a new solution we found for wrangling digital photos, a DIY tool that’s brilliantly simple, and… well… nutmeat. What’s New Like we mentioned in the episode, our Spring Break trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida was another reminder that all four of us are perfectly The post #137: The Next Home We’re Taking On appeared first on Young House Love. […]
The Duplex Kitchen Backsplashes Are In!
by John Petersik on April 10, 2019 at 1:25 pm
We’re nearing the finish line on both of the duplex kitchens and today we’re psyched to share one HUGE to-do list hurdle we recently cleared: tiling both kitchen backsplashes! Yes, since it’s a two-unit house, we had two kitchens to install at once, and then we had two backsplashes to do, which was pretty daunting going into things, but we managed to knock them both out on a recent 3-day weekend. And it feels great to have them off of our to do list. So today I wanted to share how they turned out, along with 8 things you can do to set yourself up for a speedy and successful tile project. We still have The post The Duplex Kitchen Backsplashes Are In! appeared first on Young House Love. […]
#136: Maximizing House Joy (For Minimal Money)
by John Petersik on April 1, 2019 at 5:00 am
This week we’re talking to Joyful author and expert Ingrid Fetell Lee about some simple ways to inject joy into your home without breaking the bank. She also explains why joy is easier to achieve than happiness – and how seeking it at home can actually help you unlock your decor style. Plus Sherry marked her recent birthday by getting a long-awaited tattoo (actually, two of them!) so she’s explaining the meaning behind them, how much it hurt, and what finally convinced her to go for it. We also share our latest escape room attempt, how we’re battling car clutter, and a BIG change to the podcast that you won’t want to miss. New The post #136: Maximizing House Joy (For Minimal Money) appeared first on Young House Love. […]