Real Estate & Design Q&A with The Chris & Claude Co.

You guys, it’s our 5th and final interview in our real estate & design Q&A series!  If you’re new here, we decided to do a 5-part series this fall featuring five different duos in the real estate / design / home renovation space around the country.  We chatted with The Grit & Polish, Nestrs, Construction2Style, and Brett & Kara about how they got started in the industry, social media tips, and dreams they’re working toward achieving.  It’s been so inspiring hearing...

Real Estate & Design Q&A with Brett & Kara Phillips

Today is our second to last Q&A all about real estate & design entrepreneurship, and it’s a fun one! (PS, if you missed our last three Q&A’s, you can catch The Grit & Polish here, Nestrs here, and Construction2Style here.) This week, we’re sitting down with Brett & Kara Phillips, owners of the boutique real estate & building company, High Street Homes, and a new home decor line, Phillips House Co.  They have accomplished so much and have lots of wisdom...

Before & After: Retro Dining Room Converted into Bright Kitchen

A special thank you to Elkay for sponsoring this post and for supporting Beginning in the Middle.  We’re thankful to have the opportunity to work with wonderful brands on our projects who are aligned with our focus on good design & quality.  As always, all thoughts & opinions are our own. This summer has been one of our busiest summers yet for Mix, our design studio, which means we have some fun reveals to share in the coming months!  One...

Real Estate + Design Q&A with Construction2Style

Part 3 of our Q&A series is here!  If you’re new to the series, let’s catch you up. Ever since we started doing Q&A on our Instagram Stories, we’ve been receiving lots of questions about getting started in design, construction, real estate investment, and vacation rentals.  We’ve been logging all of our answers on Instagram in our “Q&A Highlight” here (click and hold each frame to read before it switches to the next) and love sharing whatever knowledge we can about it all, but wanted...

How To Plan a Kitchen Layout & Tips for Selecting Appliances that Fit

A very special thank you to Lowe’s for sponsoring this post and this project.  We feel so grateful to be working with a company that supports the work we do at Beginning in the Middle.  As always, all opinions & thoughts are our own. Did you hear the news?  We’re starting renovations on the other side of our Pearl duplex this fall!  Last week, we posted a peak of the current state of the property for the first time ever...