Finishing our Basement: Adding a Fireplace and built-ins

When we built our house one of the items on our list was to be able to entertain our friends and family with lots of space to move around.  Building a ranch style home really allowed for this especially with our ability to have a large open walk-out basement. 

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Adding a Faux Brick Wall

I’m always looking for ways to add more character to our newer build.  As many of you know we designed and built our home back in 2013, and although we put a lot of thought into the finishes and details, we couldn’t have it all.  We were newly married and fresh out of college so had to stick to a budget. 

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Pantry Organization

What does one do on their random day off? Organize and clean out the pantry! We have a decent sized walk-in pantry that somehow becomes a disaster zone shortly after I reorganize it. E-V-E-R-Y time. I would say that I clean it out 1-2 times a year but I don’t think I was doing it right. I wasn’t making it work for our needs and the needs of the items we store in it. I decided to try a different approach this time so we will have to see how it holds up. We are about to get really personal here. Some say the eyes are the window into the soul but I think looking into someones pantry is pretty close!

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