Re-Constructing Home-Part 36: It’s All About Proportion

Remember when I was obsessing over hinges? The obsession began because I needed to make a litany of decisions before I could even get to the hinges. Fast-forward a few weeks: the same thing happened again—but this time, the obsession was bathroom lighting.


Re-Constructing Home-Part 34: Bethany’s Cabinet Guide

When we began the cabinet design process, I quickly learned how many details I needed to nail down with our cabinetmaker before signing off on CAD drawings. And these weren’t details that they’d necessarily asked me to consider ahead of time. To fill in the gaps in my own knowledge of cabinet design, I did some online research. But I couldn’t find one single guide that covered all the little details that needed to be considered. So, because knowledge is power, I’ve explained a few of those elusive details here:

Re-Constructing Home-Part 33: Front Porch Do-Over

When we started this renovation (long, long ago), the porch had had round columns and very red brick. Painting the brick was an option. But I wanted low maintenance and still wanted some exposed brick present on the house.

Re-Constructing Home-Part 32: 50 Shades of White

The time has come…to choose paint colors. Now, I’ve known for a while that I wanted white paint downstairs. But the question became which white? Because let me tell you, there are a multitude of whites to choose from.