E X T E R I O R U P D A T E
It's cooling down a bit here in Arizona which means we are ready to finally get outside and work on some exterior projects! Whether it be revamping your exterior paint color, adding planters to your entryway, or sprucing up your outdoor furniture and decor, who doesn't love a little curb appeal update?!
Remember, you only get to make a first impression once!
One of our newest completed projects required a little love on the outside and we couldn't wait to do so! Although we opted for a smooth stucco finish, changing the paint color from this dated beige to a crisp, clean white made all of the difference along with adding a little POP by painting the trim and front door black. Cleaning up the unruly vines added to the new, clean look of this front yard, and we topped off this exterior with an all-weather,
boho conversation set to welcome the new owners home.
Check out some of our favorite pieces!
Believe it or not, something as small as light fixtures can make a big impact to the exterior of your home. It's easy for fixtures to become dirty, damaged, and dated because we tend to look past them and focus on bigger pieces but trust us, you're gonna want to move those lights up on your priority list!
See below to find your new fixtures!
There’s nothings a fresh new coat of paint can’t fix! Even better, try a pop of color on your front door. It creates a new focal point for the exterior of your home along with adding some fun color. Add some of the same color pillows to outdoor furniture or another accent piece to tie in your new color!
See our go to pop of colors here!
Let's be honest, accessorizing is always the most fun when updating a space and unlike inside your home, these items get to be seen by everyone, so why not go all out!
Want something low maintenance and worry free? Faux plants are going to be your best friend, adding lots of color and organic goodness to your new space. Accent lighting, rugs, and pillows will bring the comfort of indoors outside for you to enjoy during these upcoming Fall nights.
Treat yourself to some new decor, you deserve it!
We hope you have found some inspiration to get outside and love your exterior as much as the rest of your home. For more ideas and tips, follow along on Instagram @beckmannhouse and tag us in your projects!
Don't forget the welcome mat!
Still not over subway tile? Good, we aren't either! Here are three different ways to lay a classic
3 x 6 subway tile that will give your a space a whole new look!
This is a fun twist on how to lay subway tile. It's called straight herringbone and we loved it so much we did it twice! Both of these guest bathrooms had pattern floors that we didn't want to compete with so we gave the showers a fun pattern with all white subway tile that complimented the space.
A little more of a modern feel with clean lines in both directions. This pattern is called stack bond. We went with a beveled 3x6 subway tile for this design to give more dimension between each tile.
Brick Lay & Herringbone
In this guest bathroom we combined two patterns to create a unique look. We laid the tile in a classic brick lay pattern for the shower surround and added a large focal point of subway tiles laid in a herringbone pattern. This is a great way to add a fun design to an all white shower. We also took the herringbone pattern into the shampoo niche... because it's all of the small details that matter!
As you can see, each of the projects above feature simple, white subway tiles that made a big impact in these showers.
Subway tiles also come in a variety of colors so don't limit yourself to white.
Whether you change up the pattern, tile color, or even grout color, there are multiple ways to make a simple tile POP.
Sometimes no matter how hard we look, we just cannot find that perfect something to add to our home! Price, finish, and size are always factors that can keep us from finding our vision, so why not just MAKE exactly what you dreamt up?
With our latest project, that is exactly what we did. We were looking for a 7' long wood mantel that was the perfect grey but also wasn't over stained. Those were our non-negotiables and it made a lot more sense to just do it ourselves!
Below are four easy steps to follow to create your dream mantel.
What You'll Need: