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Our Home Story chronicles the home improvement projects of The Birch Cottage.

Where to Find Quality Butcher Block Countertops for Less

If you’re considering renovating your kitchen with butcher block countertops, you may be wondering where to find quality butcher block countertops for less. We’ve been working on renovating our entire house for what seems like forever. So far, we’ve completely renovated our bathroom, three bedrooms, hallway, living room, dining room and kitchen. Well, we’re still …

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Our Home Story Continues with Our Daughter’s Bedroom Renovation

Have I mentioned lately that sometimes things have to get really ugly before you can see the beauty? So, is the story behind our daughter’s bedroom renovation. Below is what her room looked like before the renovation. I actually kind of liked the wallpaper, but it was peeling and it definitely needed to go! We …

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Our Home Renovation Journey: Renovating our Son’s Bedroom

Home renovation and love story are two phrases you don’t typically find in the same sentence. However, renovating or remodeling a home can often be a labor of love. So, you could say our home story is a love story of sorts – a home renovation love story! I often think that “home” is a state of …

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Our Home Story – A Sneak Peek at The Birch Cottage Craft Room!

Here’s a sneak peek at my craft room. We have a partially finished basement that houses not only our laundry room, but Lenny’s shop, our family room, our storage room and now my craft room! I love to sew and make handmade gifts for my family and friends, but I’ve never had a designated space …

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DIY Curtain Rod for a Large Picture Window on the CHEAP!

Lenny and I have been on an adventure where we’re trying to turn Nanny’s brick ranch into our cozy cottage. One of the little changes we made was the addition of blackout curtains over our living room picture window. The picture window is about eight feet wide. Do you know how much a curtain rod costs …

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