Terra Cottage(s)

Hall bathroom progress

Tiling Resources

YHL’s Step 4 - installing tile in the shower walls

YHL’s Step 3 - installing concrete board

Getting ready for impending appraisal. Painting of foundation cinderblocks has begun. We’re hoping to have at least the front done, complete with new shutters. 

Getting ready for impending appraisal. Painting of foundation cinderblocks has begun. We’re hoping to have at least the front done, complete with new shutters. 

40 Small Kitchens with Big Style (MyHomeIdeas.com)

Steal oversized ideas on how to make your tiny cookspace feel bigger with our favorite designs.

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75 High-Impact Outdoor Upgrades for Under $75

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The editors share their budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your patch of green with quick-and-easy DIY projects

Make Your Own Birdhouse (from Lowes.com)

This might be fun

Upstairs Shower Inspiration

This one is really similar to our setup - minus the tub, which will instead be a toilet - and our shower will be quote a bit “longer” than this one. We’re working with a 34” x 48” space. I just noticed how that top piece of glass swivels. Way cool.

And this one is super gorgeous as well. These are both delicious-looking, if you ask me.

Type of stairs and railing we like…

Type of stairs and railing we like…

get a custom house portrait

these are wicked-cute and oh-so adorable and once we’re done with the house, would be kind of awesome to have!

tips for installing a backsplash

prep:

  • put down rosin paper on your countertops (over top of cardboard if you want to be extra careful) - or just use the cheaper brown construction paper without moisture protection if you’re pretty confident the cardboard will stop any thinset drips from seeping through…
  • use painter’s tape to secure cardboard and paper

backer board:

  • the tile back splash needs to be installed on top of cement board, not sheetrock…
  • "cement board (1/4″ thick Permabase Ultrabacker to be exact) was about $10 per 3ft x 5ft sheet after the 10% discount code that they offer everyone (YHL10)" from here

putting on thinset

most of these tips came from, where else? Young House Love.