Top 10 Home Posts of 2014

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    As the year comes to a close, I’m reflecting on what you liked. Last week I shared the top 10 recipes of 2014 & today I’m sharing the top 10 home posts. 2014 has been an incredible year, thanks to you! It’s been a busy & fulfilling year, but I’ll always remember it as the year I won the Better Homes and Gardens Blogger Awards! Here’s what was popular on julieblanner.com in 2014…

    I’m still amazed how my lack of patience has resulted in so much interest & press. A few dollars, a half hour & a lot of will resulted in transforming the black dishwasher in our previous home into a “stainless steel” dishwasher until we were able to replace it over a year later.

    Transform ordinary appliances into stainless steel with this easy & inexpensive DIY via www.julieblanner.com

    It took less than $40 & a nap time to transform our basement bathroom.

    Easy & inexpensive bathroom remodel | diy floor

    Have you come inside for a tour of our home? I’m anxiously waiting to share an updated tour, but for now…

    pretty foyer makeover with easy to do ideas

    Yay! I’m not the only one who loves living in a sea of “white”. Our neutral paint palette was #4. You’ll also love how to get the look for less with paint & our exterior paint colors of the Colonial & the Tudor.

    Entertaining & lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner's home tour

    The first thing we did when we moved into our new home was add light – & many of the ideas are free! Get my list of 7 ways to add light to a room.

    Learn how to add light to a room without a lot of time or expense

    A few kitchen organization tips go a long way for maximizing space & minimizing clutter.

    adding additional storage in your kitchen

    We did a light remodel in our kitchen, but it made a huge impact! Get all of the details!

    Tips & tricks for a small kitchen | maximize space & light via julieblanner.com

    I had the great kitchen counter debate – I weighed the options & was extremely happy with my choice.

    Martha Stewart Bedford Kitchen

    Another quick & easy DIY that made the Top 10 Home Posts of 2014 is our mantel. It was a simple & inexpensive way to conceal the cords from our mounted flat screen tv.

    living room organization & storage

    And finally, the #10 post is our finished basement. Another afternoon project that added a lot of usability & charm to our home. You definitely want to see the before – & how little we spent.

    You'll never believe this finished basement remodel / update! Great tips for adding light & new floors on a budget

    What was your favorite idea?

    Julie

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