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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...

Real Estate + Design Q&A with The Grit & Polish

Haaaappy Friday! 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 all of those things, but decided to take it a step further.  We’re connected with so many...

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!...