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  • The Duplex Laundry Room / Mudrooms: Completed!
    by Sherry Petersik on May 15, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Ok, two more duplex rooms are finished and photographed! And these two involved some sweat equity. We built in some nice tall storage cabinets next to the stacked washer/dryers, and also added two hook rails per room (you can never have enough hooks at the beach!). no As a side note, the way that the kitchens connect and flow into each laundry room / mudroom is one of my favorite things in the entire house. From the bold statement tile backplashes and fun tiled mudroom floors to the painted pocket doors (we added those to make it possible to close off the sound of laundry if you’re cooking, dining, or watching TV) – it’s just The post The Duplex Laundry Room / Mudrooms: Completed! appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • #141: When You See Another Blogger’s Home In Person…
    by John Petersik on May 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Our recent Chicago meet-up with fellow bloggers Chris Loves Julia, Yellow Brick Home, and Making It Lovely left us with lots of feels (and very full stomachs). But it was seeing one of their homes in person that completely changed our minds about a “design rule” we had proclaimed for our own home (on this very podcast, no less). We’re also sharing what surprised us most about the final phase of getting our duplex ready to rent. Plus the results of Sherry’s latest staging assignment and a dynamic decor alternative to just hanging another picture frame. What’s New There’s the crew from our blogger meet-up/vacation to Chicago a couple of weeks ago. In case you The post #141: When You See Another Blogger’s Home In Person… appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • Two Duplex Kitchen Reveals – And Our Airbnb Listing Is Live!
    by John Petersik on May 8, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Big day, big day, BIG. DAY. Not only are we gonna give you a tour of both completed duplex kitchens, we also FINALLY got our Airbnb listings up and running. Phew! So keep reading for all the photos & the details on how you can book a week there if you wanna check out Cape Charles for yourself (we think it’s the best summer vacation ever – but we might be a little biased). So the picture above is obviously the kitchen with the blue tile & wood cabinets on the right side of the duplex (which you’ve seen bits of already in our post about installing the Ikea cabinets and tiling the backsplashes) but The post Two Duplex Kitchen Reveals – And Our Airbnb Listing Is Live! appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • #140: The Most Fight-Inducing DIYs Out There
    by John Petersik on May 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Home improvement can be stressful, and we’re no strangers to that tension leading to some pretty memorable arguments. So today we’re looking at some data about what do-it-yourself projects cause the most issues between couples to see if we agree (and we share a recent fight we had in the name of data). We also reveal some takeaways from a recent house staging project that we took on together, including the big secret to getting your home ready to sell and how you may have to unlearn everything you know about decorating. Plus, John falls for another lighting product, Sherry ups her face game, and we see if people really do hate textured walls after The post #140: The Most Fight-Inducing DIYs Out There appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • The Finished Living Rooms & Dining Rooms At The Duplex!
    by Sherry Petersik on April 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    We’re THRILLED TO PIECES to be finished with the entire front half of the entire duplex – which means we’re revealing the open living room & dining room on each side at this very moment. Right now. It’s ON. This is what you see when you walk into the left side of the duplex and pivot towards the living area. With the exception of still having to steam and hem the curtains, we are ready to stick a fork in this baby! One of our favorite secondhand rugs that I bought ages ago from New England Loom on Instagram found a home in the living area with our favorite Crate & Barrel sofa to add The post The Finished Living Rooms & Dining Rooms At The Duplex! appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • #139: Our Exterior Makeover Continues…
    by John Petersik on April 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Painting our brick house white was just the tip of our home’s exterior update iceberg, so this week we’re sharing more of our plans – including one that’s turning out to be much more complex than we expected. We’ve also got an exciting announcement about a color collaboration we’ve been working on and we’re sharing more of everyone’s favorite thing: design norms from around the world, including bomb shelters, frost lines, and… special windows that keep witches out of your house?! Plus we try a strange but awesome subscription box that makes us feel like we’re on Law & Order. What’s New Spring has sprung, so here’s an updated shot of our house (which we The post #139: Our Exterior Makeover Continues… appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • Because You Know We Love A Painted Brick House…
    by Sherry Petersik on April 25, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    By now you know that we’re nothing short of OBSESSED with the results of painting our brick house white last fall. It has probably been one of our favorite makeovers in our 13 years of homeownership. So for anyone else who might be considering doing something similar, we wanted to share some advice and some exciting news! And also some spring pics of the house, because it’s the first time we’ve gotten to see her with the white flowering dogwoods out front and it makes my heart wanna burst. Wait but first I should passionately proclaim that we don’t think that all brick should be painted. We still very much love an unpainted brick home The post Because You Know We Love A Painted Brick House… appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • Four More Finished Spaces At The Duplex!
    by Sherry Petersik on April 24, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    If you tuned in last week, you saw us very excitedly reveal the before & after photos of the first four rooms that we completed at the duplex. SO MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS! There isn’t much rhyme or reason to the order of the things we’re sharing – we’re just rolling things out as we complete & photograph them… so today we have FOUR MORE SPACES THAT ARE DONE DONE DONE! Can you tell how thrilling that is for us to proclaim after over a year and a half of working to get this house put back together and ready for renters this summer?! (The listing will go live on Airbnb once we’re done with all The post Four More Finished Spaces At The Duplex! appeared first on Young House Love. […]