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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...

Progress + Inspo: Blonde Vic 3rd Floor Master Suite

We’re skipping from the kitchen progress post at the Vic to the 3rd floor master suite because we are SO EXCITED to show you what it looks like up here!  (Also, the rest of the first floor is a huge mess and not photo-ready yet, so there’s that… :)) You may have seen the Insta story we posted of the tile we’re installing in the master bathroom. I KNOW.  Worthy of all caps.  We’re gettin to the good stuff, folks!...

Progress + Inspo: The Blonde Vic Kitchen

Guys! We’re FINALLY making progress on the Vic renovation and have updates to share!  If you’ve missed our prior posts on this project, you can catch up here: New Property: The Blonde Vic 1st Floor Before Tour 2nd Floor Before Tour 3rd Floor Before Tour Design Changes Since our last post, we’ve gotten a lot done.  Slowly.  All of the windows are replaced, all new HVAC, plumbing, electrical are roughed in, drywall is finished, the hardwood flooring in the kitchen...

Before & After: The Tiny Suite Remodel

We have been working on our Pearl St. guest suite remodel for the past few months and are so relieved to finally be finished!  We had lots of delays on this project – not so much because of the project itself, but because we had other projects going on that took priority.  Ultimately, the delays were a good thing because it allowed us the time to think through important details that we wouldn’t otherwise have executed (you’ll see).  We’re calling...