One of the toughest parts of the renovation was not having a kitchen. Even the kids got tired of eating out. After having to outsource almost every meal during construction, the family voted to turn the backyard shed into a chicken coop!
Jen Hatmaker of HGTV's My Big Family Renovation loves wallpaper, but when she came across this idea for wall decals online, she thought, "why not?" The birch tree decals were inexpensive and easy to apply. She and husband Brandon love how the decals accentuate this bedroom's high ceilings.
For this project, Chip and Joanna worked with clients Kelvin and Culetta Beachum who live in Mexia, Texas, about 40 miles outside Waco. The Beachums were looking for a house big enough to accommodate family gatherings, including grandkids, and their budget including renovations was $160,000. The house they purchased for $130,000 left a renovation budget that would essentially just allow for some basic cosmetic changes.
“There are few things that are more useful to my wife and I than our shared calendar app,” says Ask Your Dad’s John Kinnear, who uses Google Calendar to keep track of events like gymnastics and ballet practices. “We don’t go overboard with scheduling, but when we add the big, recurring appointments it is super nice for us to have a high-level view of what the family schedule is.”