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  • How To Make Decorative Oars (And How To Not Almost Ruin Them Like I Did)
    by John Petersik on July 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    When we shared the duplex backyard makeovers last month, I promised more details about how we made the decorative oars that hang on each shed. So today I’ve got a detailed tutorial for you (including how NOT to screw up your attempts to make them outdoor friendly) along with a few other “hacks” you guys asked about. The oars actually were not part of our original plans. But after the sheds were built we nixed our plans to run electricity to them (for cost reasons – and because they really don’t need it). But the empty space where we’d planned to hang a light above the door needed… something. That something became oars after a The post How To Make Decorative Oars (And How To Not Almost Ruin Them Like I Did) appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • A Video Tour Of The Duplex
    by Sherry Petersik on July 10, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Finally… we have a full video tour of both sides of the duplex! A ton of people have asked for this (or asked if they missed it) and, well, today is the day. If nothing else, I recommend watching it to see the ecstatic relief on my face at the end that WE. ARE. DONE! Also I talk through a bunch of our changes and choices throughout the reno, and share some of our favorite decisions that upgraded the house in the biggest ways. The video is also just good for seeing how each room flows together, checking out what’s different from side to side, and basically “walking through” the entire project with us. Just The post A Video Tour Of The Duplex appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • The Beach House Backyard Makeover (It’s A Biggie)
    by John Petersik on June 26, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Just when you thought we were done with backyards (we shared the duplex backyards last week) we’re back with yet another… backyard! And this beach house backyard has been a long time coming, and it started out in an incredibly lackluster state – so we’re excited to show you what we did back there. It might be one of our favorite updates to date – especially since this backyard is really small but it all feels super functional and useful for our family – we’re out there all the time! And it’s about 1000% better than where we started. There’s a lot to see because we squeezed in SO MUCH into a relatively small space. The post The Beach House Backyard Makeover (It’s A Biggie) appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • The Duplex Backyards – Patios, Sheds, & Outdoor Showers Galore!
    by Sherry Petersik on June 19, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    AT LAST! The backyards of the duplex are DONE DONE DONE! And with basically zero time to spare (our first weeklong summer renters arrive this Saturday and we actually have some early-birds staying on one side right now until Saturday since we finished in the nick of time and they inquired with just enough time to squeeze them in!). There are lots of pics in this post, so I’ll try to keep the words under control – but this is one of our favorite makeovers in the entire renovation. Let’s go back in time for a second to appreciate how far the back of this house has come. This is what it looked like when The post The Duplex Backyards – Patios, Sheds, & Outdoor Showers Galore! appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • #145: The Home Features People Wish They Didn’t Have
    by John Petersik on June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

    This week we’re digging into a survey that reveals the top homebuyer regrets – as in what features their homes have that they ended up not loving (and the results may surprise you!).  A new study also concluded some shocking-to-us things about millennial dads versus their baby boomer counterparts – and we have some big feelings about one aspect of the results. We’re also sharing a crappy situation (literally) at our beach houses, and the weird measures we’re taking to resolve it. Plus, more design norms from around the world and our picks for summer entertainment. What’s New Since I’m not about to show you a bunch of bird droppings, in that photo above you The post #145: The Home Features People Wish They Didn’t Have appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • The Last Finished Duplex Spots You Haven’t Seen
    by Sherry Petersik on June 12, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    We’re back with the (finally!) finished photos of the two small-but-mighty bonus sleeping spaces at the duplex! Plus we’ve got pictures and details of two of the hardest working spaces: the linen closet and our locked owner’s closet that guests won’t see – but you can! In short: these little nooks & crannies GO HARD for us. So we’re excited to show you how they turned out. Since we have two larger bedrooms on each side of the duplex with closets and dressers (you can see them here and here), we refer to these as “bonus sleeping nooks” – which are pretty common around Cape Charles, as well as in other beach communities. They pass The post The Last Finished Duplex Spots You Haven’t Seen appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • #144: When You Don’t Even Recognize Your Own Shopping Habits
    by John Petersik on June 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

    We recently made two big changes to our shopping habits that are having both positive and negative repercussions. So we’re sharing what we did, why we did it, and how we’re trying to course correct a few pitfalls that popped up. We also got a refreshing reminder that it’s liberating to acknowledge that you don’t have to be good at everything – especially in a social media world where everyone else seems to have it all figured out. Plus, we share a big hiccup that was narrowly avoided at the duplex, an organizational tool that we’ve fallen hard for, and Sherry’s deep feelings for a certain crunchy green snack. What’s New If you want to The post #144: When You Don’t Even Recognize Your Own Shopping Habits appeared first on Young House Love. […]

  • The Miracle That Is Sanding & Refinishing A Table
    by John Petersik on June 5, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    This is the story of how not one, but two tables got a complete refresh thanks to a little elbow grease and, well, a lot of sanding. And it’s also a testament to how generally great secondhand finds can be (they literally can look like new – or even better than something new). It’s also a testament to how straightforward it can be to breathe new life into an old piece of furniture. Not all DIY projects are always straightforward, so let’s hear it for that adjective! Since the duplex has two dining spaces (one on each side) we obviously needed two dining tables. For one side we planned to use our old dining table, The post The Miracle That Is Sanding & Refinishing A Table appeared first on Young House Love. […]