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Our Favorite Transformations of 2018

Thank you Elkay for sponsoring this post. The end of the year is my favorite time of year because it encourages us to reflect on how & what we did this year.  It was a super busy, and at times overwhelming, year for us, but we accomplished so much.  Here’s a peak at some of our favorite before & afters of 2018! 1. The ONE ROOM CHALLENGE We’ve been living in & renovating one half of our Pearl duplex for a little...

How to Select Finishes & Colors to Create a Cohesive Kitchen Design

A very special thank you to Lowe’s for sponsoring this post and for making this project possible.  As always, all opinions & thoughts are our own. Our Pearl duplex kitchen reno is officially underway, and we’re excited!! If you’re new here and don’t know what we’re talking about, we’ll catch you up.  We purchased a duplex in 2015 that we’ve slooowly been renovating in between other projects.  We’ve been living in one half of the property (#thepearlstproject), and the other...

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...

3 Ways to Finance Home Renovation Projects

Thanks to American Express for sponsoring this post and supporting Beginning in the Middle! As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. You may love your home but want to update it to be more your style. You may have just bought a fixer-upper that you plan on DIYing little by little. Or you may still be looking for a home and are wondering how you’ll have the cash to remodel a distressed (but oh so perfect) property. Whatever...

Progress + Inspo: The Blonde Vic Living Spaces

Hi friends! We’ve been in full-on inspo mode these past few weeks as we get closer to crossing the finish line at the Vic.  We shared inspo for the kitchen and master suite (you can catch up on previous Vic posts here if you missed them), but haven’t shared inspo for the living spaces yet so here goes! Let’s start with the floorplan of floor #1.  The dotted lines show you where we opened up walls around the kitchen (you can see...