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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...

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...

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...

Pearl St. Project: Kitchen Progress

We have kitchen progress updates for you!  It’s been an eventful past few weeks to say the least, but this room is finally starting to take shape.  If you missed the before photos in our Pearl St. property tour, we’ll bring you up to speed. Here’s the old view from the back door.  The opening on the right of the photo leads you into the dining room/living room.  The stairs to the 2nd floor are directly behind the cabinets.  The opening...