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As I mentioned briefly before, once #mytinybungalow is totally finished, we plan to use it as a vacation rental. Initially, I thought a normal rental would work, but the more we think about it… the more we want the flexibility to stay at the house whenever we feel like it! This strategy would fit in nicely with our longterm goal of owning and living in a cabin in the mountains, so every home improvement project we take on is with these goals in mind. Today I partnered with Schlage to share tips for how to prepare your house to be a vacation rental — especially so you get great ratings and repeat guests!
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Oddly enough, one of the most intense debates that Sean and I have had over the kitchen renovation is about lighting! Apparently, we both have a lot of opinions when it comes to the finishes, shape, size, and location of the lighting. Who knew? Anyways, thankfully our lighting sponsor, Rejuvenation, has everything we need (and more) to choose lighting that will make both of us happy and compliment Sarah’s gorgeous design plan. Here are some of the options we considered + the combo we ultimately chose.
Whether you live tiny or not, everyone is hungry for more storage space, right? Every time I post to Instagram about our storage hacks, or even to ask for advice, I am blown away by how many people in ‘normal size’ homes can identify as well. Although I have to say, we tiny house folks usually have to get a bit more creative when it comes to finding places to tuck stuff away, especially if you live in an area with four seasons like Seattle (not to throw shade at residents of more temperate climates… they just don’t have to store as many coats!). And even though I’ve been working hard this year to eliminate “stuff”, we still have plenty small space challenges in #mytinybungalow. After three years of living small, we’ve picked up a few tricks along the way, so I wanted to share them with you today!
Let me preface this post by saying that I feel a bit like a lunatic talking to you about cleaning tools… but let me explain. Our house is an utter disaster right now because of the kitchen renovation, so all I can think about is when I finally get to do a deep clean. Not only is there dust everywhere, but there is stuff piled on every surface. We do our best to sweep, vacuum, and clean up on a daily basis, but it is next to impossible to keep things truly clean while living in a construction site. I digress. Anyways, I’ve been fantasizing about how lovely our home will be when this project is over and how much I’m going to love keeping it tidy. Then I realized that all of our cleaning tools are completely hideous, which has led to me shopping for stylish, modern options. In case you’re in the same boat, I thought you’d love to see a few alternatives to the standard issue broom, sponge, scrubbing brush, and whatnot.
After watching nearly every episode of Fixer Upper, I couldn’t wait until it was our turn to smash the kitchen… and what a day it was. With my pink hard hat on, I was so ready to peek inside the walls of our 110 year old house. When we renovated the bedroom, there was a small amount of demo involved, but this is the first time that I’ve ever gotten to rip apart this big of a space. Let’s just say it was extremely therapeutic…!
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I’m always beyond excited to share more of my styling work with you guys, especially because taking on more styling projects is one of my goals for the year. Just last week, I shared huge news on Instagram: Value Village & Savers had approached me to design a living and entertaining space in a shipping container using only thrifted items. And I immediately asked, “Where do I sign??” Talk about the stars aligning! In celebration of National Thrift Shop Day, I teamed up the wonderful team at Value Village to shop at the store near me and pull together this dreamy, eclectic, modern space — that I desperately wish was mine! Come with me as I give you a tour of the small space + share tips on how to score incredible thrifted finds for yourself.