Day 1: Scroll down & read about why I’m writing about this topic
Day 2: Managing Expectations
Day 3: Budget, Budget, Budget
Day 4: Think Long Term
Day 6: Remember You Are a Team
Day 7: Stage 1
Day 8: Lighting Resources
Day 9 : 5 Tips for Selecting Appliances
Day 10: Plumbing Fixtures
Day 11: Staying Organized
Day 12: Know the Bottom Line
Day 14: Stage 2
Day 15: Researching Pays Off
Day 16: Expect Delays
Day 17: Countertop Selection Process
Day 19: Stay One Step Ahead
Day 21: Don’t Second Guess Yourself
Day 23: Stage 3
Day 24: Flooring Options
Day 25: How to Select Paint Colors
Day 26: Don’t Forget to Have Fun
Day 27: Stage 4
Day 28: Accessorizing Your Bathroom
Day 29: Landscaping & Fences
Day 30: Punch List
Day 31: It’s a Wrap
My husband and I have spent the last 8 months planning, renovating and partially building our first home together. If you are new here, you can see the entire renovation progress here.
While the house isn’t completely done just yet, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting over the last 8 months and everything that has been accomplished between then and now. We’ve made 1,435,528 decisions, spent countless hours researching, and learned a lot about the building process over the course of the last 240-ish days.
I had never owned my own home before this, let alone done any sort of renovating or building. I love interior design, but I was a little nervous about all the decisions I would have to make. Not to mention it is our first year of marriage and I was afraid that renovating/building as a couple this early on in our marriage might be a recipe for disaster.
However, now that we’re almost through the toughest part of the renovation, I can say that it really is an amazing experience getting to build our dream home. A home that we plan on spending the rest of our lives in.
As a couple we’re learning how to communicate better and learning about the importance of working together as a team.
I’ve decided to join up in the Nesting Place’s 31 day series for the month of October and blog each day for the entire month about building your dream home. For the next 30 days I want to share everything that we’ve learned along the way from how to manage expectations, the importance of researching, and maintaining a budget as well as practical tips for selecting the design components of your home like lighting, tile and paint colors.
If you were like me and had no idea what you were getting into, I hope this series will be helpful and encouraging. The process doesn’t have to be super scary and stressful. It’s an exciting time and I’m here to help you enjoy it a little more along the way.
Hope you will follow along!
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