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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...

One Room Challenge: Week 6 | The Reveal

Just like that, 6 weeks came and went… which means it’s final reveal time!  If you missed our week 1-5 One Room Challenge posts, you can catch up here: Week 1: Before Photos & Inspo Week 2: Progress & Reno Plans Week 3: Decor Plans (round 1) Week 4: Trim, Paint & Decor Changes Week 5: Cutting it Close Week 6 was definitely the most eventful and trying week of the entire challenge.  With shipments arriving up until yesterday, we...

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!...