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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...

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...

Pearl St. Round 2: The Other Side of the Duplex We’ve Never Shown You

We’re starting renovations on the other side of our Pearl duplex this fall and can hardly contain our excitement!  We’ve been living in one half of the duplex for a few years now, and have been slowly renovating it over time.  You have probably seen photos of our master suite, our little guest suite, and our One Room Challenge this past spring where we finished our living & dining rooms.  But we’ve never shown you the other side of the duplex!  It’s...

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...