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One Year Anniversary Home Tour

One year, to the day. That’s how long we’ve been in this house. It feels like we just moved in… and yet at the same time, like we’ve been here forever. To celebrate this big milestone, we wanted to take a look at the last year. Not only to catch up the newcomers, but to give us a little piece of mind ๐Ÿ™‚ If there is one thing we’ve learned this past year, it’s that renovating a home is hard. But, we also have learned that the satisfaction of literally  ...

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DIY Project, One Room Challenege, The Bedroom, The Entryway, The house, The Kitchen, The Mudroom

2016: Looking Back at the First Year of North Country Nest

Tomorrow is the LAST day of 2016. Can you freaking believe it? I donโ€™t know about you, but this year has flown by! It seems like just yesterday that our weekends were filled with house showings and mortgage meetings and packing up the townhouse. Since I dropped the ball and forgot to post a 9-month update, I thought it might be fun to do a quick recap and look back at all the progress weโ€™ve made this year. Our First Home After Brett and I first walked through this house, in the back of our  ...

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DIY Project, The Bathroom, The Bedroom, The Entryway, The Garage, The house, The Mudroom

Project Update: Fall & Winter 2016

Itโ€™s fall! The leaves are starting to change colors here in Minnesota, the nights are getting cool and the best of all, the mosquitoes are tapering down. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be able to headย outside our house without ten pounds of bug spray on! Another positive about venturing into a new season? We are entering into what some may call โ€˜the home stretchโ€™ in terms of The Home Renovation Part One. And by โ€˜home stretch,โ€™ I mean โ€˜our list is no longer on three pages, leading to  ...

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The Bedroom, The house, The Mudroom

You Can Never Have Too Much Light: Adding New Windows

Have you ever noticed how a window can transform an entire space? I almost feel bad for the rooms that are completely enclosed โ€“ they donโ€™t really stand a chance at ever having the โ€˜wowโ€™ factor. Because natural light is addicting and attractive and homey and comforting. Letโ€™s take our house for example. One of the main reasons we fell in love with it was the view of the lake from the living room windows. When we first toured the house, it was mid-January, cold, cloudy and dreary. But that  ...

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