Renovating for an Aging Population

Have you ever given any thought to renovating for an aging in population? Like the needs of an aging parent – or for your own future needs? Neither had we until recently! Birdz of a Feather is known for it’s in-depth, hands-on DIY tutorials but today I’m stepping away and taking off my tutorial writing hat to switch it out for one that supports my role as a daughter. Continue reading

Decoupaged Medicine Cabinet

Our decoupaged medicine cabinet is the jewel in the crown in our little powder room. It’s a striking decor piece that acts like artwork. But while it adds beauty, it’s also a functional way to add more storage in a small space.

You may have seen the powder room makeover we posted last year. Today we’re focusing on how to build just one of the elements, the decoupaged medicine cabinet, right into a wall. At Birdz of a Feather, we’re all about upcycling so when it came time to renovate our small powder room, we wanted to do it as sustainably as possible. Continue reading

Maximizing Bathroom Space

Today I’m showing you a renovation we recently completed in my Mom’s house. As we showed you in a previous bathroom transformation, renovating a bathroom gives you the ideal opportunity to maximize the space you already have. Mom’s bathroom had never been updated in the 30 years she’s owned the house so it was high time for a reno. For us, it was just as important to make the sure the space was as functional for Mom as it was beautiful. Continue reading

Blow it Out Your Roof: a Guide to Replacing a Bathroom Fan!

Replacing a bathroom fan is inevitable if you live in an older home. They say nothing is certain but death and taxes, but I’d like to add a third: repairs!  Last week alone, three things broke down on us that had to be repaired. When you’re a do-it-your-selfer and a blogger, you have to look on the bright side of things and call that a good week: repairs alone can give you a ton of things to write about! Continue reading

Powder Room Makeover – Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Our powder room makeover was a long time coming. It is the first room you see as you come into our front entry and it was an eyesore. Dated oak cabinets, builder beige walls, old toilet and an ugly light fixture made for a poor first impression. Continue reading