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Galvanized Barn Lights Lend Informal Style to Beach Cottage Renovation

The beach cottage — described as a “tear down” by the realtor — had seen better days since being built in 1939. But the waterfront location in St. Teresa on Florida’s panhandle was exactly what Haile and Ben wanted. The couple had already restored an 1850s-era home less than two hours away in Thomasville, Georgia, so renovating this vacation cottage seemed like a breeze.

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Guest Blogger | 5 Ways to Update Your Home This Weekend

Have plans this weekend? If you have a free day, a free afternoon, or even just a free hour, you have time to update your home before clocking into work on Monday morning. With the simple and easy fixes below, you can transform your home with plenty of time to spare for enjoying the summer sun and fun.
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Barn Lighting Key to Industrial Farmhouse Vibe

When Melissa and her husband decided to build a new home as a gathering place for family and friends, she envisioned a space that was not only welcoming but would be designed for aging in place.

“I wanted to create a home that we can enjoy now and long into the future,” Melissa says. Located in southwestern Michigan, just two miles from the shores of Lake Michigan, the home serves as a place of retreat in a charming farm town. Melissa notes that barn lighting was key to her vision for her modern industrial farmhouse.

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Classic Barn Lights for Rustic Woodlands Home

In Monday’s post , we met Edy of Lake Ann, Michigan, and got a glimpse of the seven-acre, lushly wooded spot she and her husband now call home. The couple’s new digs overlook a small pond where they enjoy the abundance of wildlife that share their outdoor space. Edy chose to outfit her new home with classic barn lights to lend a cottage feel to the place and celebrate the rustic nature of her surroundings. (more…)