Hey! Welcome to our home tour! I’d love to show you around. My desire to start Simplicity for Designs emerged during the building stage of this house. Our home is new construction that was completed in 2016. We had the opportunity to upgrade some home finishes that were within our budget, which was great! However, having lived in our home for some time now, our daily activities have influenced the additional home projects we’ve taken on and the updates we have added to our home.
Adding personal touches to our home is work in progress but we love the transformation so far! I enjoy taking on DIY (do-it-yourself) home improvement projects and sharing them with you. It allows me to discover home improvement materials that are affordable, timeless and can be used in any home style. I also enjoy styling our home and hunting for budget-friendly home decor that looks expensive. You can shop my favorite things here!
How would I describe my home style?
My home style has evolved over time, but I’ll define my style as “California modern” with a touch of traditional elements. It’s simple, airy, casual and modern. I also love adding wood elements to our home to create a warm atmosphere.
Is there a time when you’ll be finished with doing projects?
Nah! If you have the same answer, you’re not alone! Turning a house into a home takes time. You learn through the process and discover your style.
A few years ago, we repainted our kitchen cabinets because the original paint color we selected did not reflect our style. You can read more about the progress here! We updated some cabinet door fronts in the kitchen with glass inserts. This little change has made a big impact on our kitchen. Here is a blog post on the custom updates we did in our kitchen during the building stage and after we moved in.
We may be homebodies but we love to have FUN!
We’re blessed to live in our home – making memories, raising our children and gathering with close family and friends. We love spending time at home. This is my reason for making our home a place that is welcoming, comfortable, functional, safe and fun for our little ones while still reflecting our home style. To be honest, it can be pricey to update any home but it’s possible to still do home projects that won’t break the bank.
On the blog, I hope you follow along with our home projects that are DIY, budget-friendly, stylish and functional for any home. I share home design tips that I learn along the way and my home project mistakes so that you can avoid them. I’d love to help you make good home design decisions for your home. Having a place that you truly call home is a worthy investment that should represent you and your family.
mudroom + powder room
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