When You Literally Put the Mud in Mudroom

The mudroom looks completely different in the summer. Whenever I go onto Pinterest or Houzz, and type in “mudroom”, there’s all these beautiful white rooms with book bag hooks, and cute little cubbies and even the washer and dryer and I sort of ooh,...

Why You Should Consider a Home Office

My family never had a home office. They weren’t really a thing when I was a kid, most families just had a desk somewhere, but that was about the extent of it. In most homes, there was usually a spot somewhere near the kitchen, preferably close to the phone, that...

Finding Your Farmland – An Overview

Whether you’re looking for a small acreage for homesteading, a working farm to support a career change, or a large parcel for a family retreat, finding the right piece of ground is nothing like spending the day at Sunday open houses in a new subdivision. Where...

Porch Ceiling – Ten Years to Instant Gratification

We had gone for 10 years without a porch ceiling, and though the families of barn swallows and pigeons thought that was great, our family wasn’t that impressed. As far as the porch ceiling went, I was all about the beaded-board sheet material from Lowe’s....

Window Trim – Ten Years to Instant Gratification

Window trim isn’t just about having pretty stuff around your windows. It provides some more utilitarian services, helping stabilize the sashes – they’re the moving parts of the window – and most importantly, helping to seal at the bottom of the...

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