Week 5: Planning the Kitchen

Over the past two weeks, we’ve been spending a lot of time with our new friend Mike from the Lowe’s Kitchen Design department… but this week we finalized our kitchen design! Not going to lie, Levi and I were pretty intimidated to design the kitchen – after all, it’s a high traffic, high cost, andContinue reading “Week 5: Planning the Kitchen”

Week 4: Settling In and Slowing Down

Not going to lie, we didn’t accomplish very much this week. Levi went back to North Carolina to visit his family and I had a girls weekend at the lake house. We planned on tackling some painting, but ended up lounging at the dock and drinking a lot of good tequila instead. It was theContinue reading “Week 4: Settling In and Slowing Down”

Week 3: Unexpected Surprises

As Levi and I started to hit our grove with painting, we also tackled a couple other projects around the house that didn’t go quite as expected. First off – the office, which we’re guessing was an porch that the previous owners turned into an interior office/den. I outlined picking the office design in aContinue reading “Week 3: Unexpected Surprises”

Designing the Office

Since Levi and I are working from home 100% for the foreseeable future, getting the office area work-ready was high on our priority list. The listing photo showed an awesome, huge office area – but when the homeowners moved the desk unit out, we realized we’d need to find a desk solution quickly (as IContinue reading “Designing the Office”

Week 2: Picking Paint Colors

This week, Levi and I begrudgingly headed back to our full-time office jobs, so we’ve had a lot less time to work on the house. That said, we’re so lucky and grateful that our full-time jobs are remote, so we can work at night on the Tiger House…. and that they pay us so weContinue reading “Week 2: Picking Paint Colors”

Week 1: Figuring Things Out

After closing on the house on Friday July 21st, Levi and I took a week off work to accomplish (what we soon realized as a very ambitious) to do list. Step one was clearing out some of the junk the previous homeowners left behind. We tossed a rusted outdoor table set, a broken wheelbarrow, andContinue reading “Week 1: Figuring Things Out”

How we found THE Tiger House

I grew up in my dad’s fixer uppers. Dilapidated houses give me a hero complex – “let me save you.” Unfortunately, my actual ability to fix said houses is nonexistent – so we’ve stayed safe in recently build condos and well maintained apartments. Still, Zillow is one of my favorite sites – I can lookContinue reading “How we found THE Tiger House”

Who are you + why did you buy a fixer upper?

When Levi and I bought a condo in 2015, we had to call our father-in-law to figure out how to change the wall plates/light switch covers in our house. Even right now, I Googled “light plate” to make sure that I was using the correct name (clearly I wasn’t). So how did we end upContinue reading “Who are you + why did you buy a fixer upper?”