One of the common dated features of cape homes is the orangey oak banisters. Our home has not 1, but 2 sets of these. If your banisters are in good condition, a semi-easy DIY project to get them looking more modern is refinishing them with a gel stain. A gel stain is great alternative to … Continue reading How to Update Your Banisters with Gel Stain
We’ve spent the last 3 months working on overhauling our garden with removing trees, old tree stumps, planting/transplanting, edging, and mulching. Before & after pictures are amplified by new summer growth. Continue reading Major Overhaul: Garden
f you’re asking yourself what the heck is a wall plate cover, they are the pieces of plastic, wood, or metal that surround your light switches and outlets (also known as switch plate covers). In a lot of homes they are basic plastic in white or ivory and are not made to be decorative, which leaves us a lot of opportunity to enhance them. This is an area worth splurging on – think of how visible they are, and how often you use them. Continue reading Easy Update: Wall Plate Covers
The good news is yes! It may take a little creativity with your HVAC company and potentially a contractor, but you can have central A/C in a cape home. Continue reading Can Cape Style Homes Have Central Air Conditioning?
Here’s a quick list of products I’ve come to know & love over the past ~2 years that have helped us maximize our space and embrace our cape home living. You’ll notice a common theme below – storage, storage, storage!! 1. Collapsible Laundry Bin Costco, ~$10 I like to keep my laundry baskets in the … Continue reading Five 5-Star Products Every Cape Style Home Owner Must Have
I love edging because its one of the best bangs for your buck you can get in terms of ROI on labor/equipment. Meaning edging isn’t exactly easy to do (but few things in the garden are!), but for the amount of effort it does take to get this job done, the results are truly impactful. You can easily take your garden beds from nice to professional looking with a clean, crisp edge. Continue reading How to Edge Your Garden With a Flat Shovel
3 reasons why this space-inspired chandelier is the perfect fit for your cape-style home:
1) No shortage of light
2) Easily adaptable to any style
3) Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Sputnik Chandeliers Rock
A Cape Cod (or ‘cape’) style home is typically a low, one and a half story house with a chimney running through the center, and a steep pitched roof. This cottage-style house originated in the 17th century in the New England area of the United States (home to Cape Cod, MA). During the Colonial Revival in the 1930s, Cape Cod homes become popular again due to their affordability. Continue reading What is a Cape Cod style home?
Goals of this blog are to:
1) Share what we’ve learned since purchasing in 2018
2) Create a community for fellow cape dwellers to ask questions, share successes, etc.
3) Update the community on our projects
4) Post at least 1x/ week Continue reading Our first blog post!