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  1. May 8, 2011

    i just took the tour of your dream home! i love the architectural elements throughout the house. your flooring choice was phenomenal. also the last photo is uber uber sweet!!! congratulations to all three of you and thanks so much for sharing with us.

  2. June 8, 2011

    Your house is gorgeous! Keep us posted on all your updates!

  3. June 9, 2011

    Absolutely stunning. The wooden detailed moldings , the entryway, the arches, the space, …wow! Can’t wait to see what you do with the place ’cause I totally dig your style. :o ) The last picture with the two of you is priceless. Big, beautiful house is worthless if you don’t have someone you love to share it with.


  4. Stephanie permalink
    June 14, 2011

    Your new house is immaculate!! Love it!! The last picture is my favorite!!!!

  5. Amie permalink
    June 27, 2011

    My husband and I are considering building a new home. Your home is gorgeous and I love the floor plan. Do you mind me asking who the builder is?

    • June 27, 2011

      We have no idea. It was a foreclosure and we got it for cheap.
      You can probably show a builder the floorplans and they might be able to find something similar!
      xo – kb

    • Brent Newsome permalink
      October 22, 2013

      It’s a Frank Betz plan. We build the same plan in 2001.

  6. July 27, 2011

    lovely- but that must take forever. to. clean.

  7. August 3, 2011

    Your new home is gorgeous, once once you get it all decorated it is going to be stunning. You have great taste in decor can’t wait to see it all done!!

  8. sara permalink
    August 5, 2011

    Updated house tour needed!!! :)

  9. August 12, 2011

    Awesome home! The architectural trim work is impressive.

  10. Livia permalink
    September 2, 2011

    Hi Katie,

    I totally love your bed (the one in your master bedroom). I am looking for something that is exactly in the same style, however I have no idea what to search for. Is it in a particular style or could you tell me where you bought it?



    • September 2, 2011

      We built it using the farmhouse plan from Ana White. You can punch that into the search bar for all the details :)
      xo – kb

    • March 3, 2012

      I have a bed thats very similar to Katie’s and got it at Pier 1 years ago. They may still carry something similar???

  11. November 3, 2011

    You have a very beautiful home. The molding is classical and stunning. The front porch is dreamy. Great find! I love reading through your blog and finding all the amazing makeovers and decorating you are doing with your new place. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Mandy permalink
    December 28, 2011

    I absolutely love your new house and all that you are doing with it! The crazy question I have is….how did you go about finding it? It was a foreclosure, right? Did you join one of those foreclosure websites and find it on your own? Did you have a realtor? From all the hunting I’ve done lately, foreclosures are difficult to come across on your own. You were so fortunate to find such a gem…even if it took a bit of work!

  13. January 23, 2012

    Beautiful homes and I’m sure the inside of your new home is no exception. I love the mezzanine style levels.

  14. Caitlin permalink
    May 4, 2012

    Gorgeous houses, both of them. Just one question…. How many rooms are in your current house? You show pretty much an entire house and then mention that there are still like 12 rooms that haven’t been touched. Do you use all of those rooms?

    • May 4, 2012

      We definitely use most of the rooms in the top two floors (there is one that is a future nursery that doesn’t get much action and the reading room doesn’t get used much but other than that – we live in the rest of the house)…now the basement is an entirely different story. literally and figuratively. There are a handful of rooms down there that have gotten zero action.
      xo – kb

  15. July 20, 2012

    Hey guys! Just came across this wonderful blog and am so impressed by it. Such a beautiful home and family, it is inspiring what you have created on many levels.

    Question: What do you guys do in regards to your gutters? Unless I missed it, there is no mention on the entire blog about maintaining gutters or green gardening ideas such as Rainwater Harvesting.

    Please visit our blog on Gutter Protection. We take tremendous pride in being the foremost educators in our industry. Keep up the great work, will be visiting :)

    • July 20, 2012

      We actually need to get new gutters…that’s about as far as it goes with us :)
      xo – kb

  16. Barbara Z. permalink
    August 26, 2012

    Hi Bowers,
    I’m switching over my design blog addiction to a new email and must be having a brain cramp! Can’t find appropriate link to sign up for email subscription. Please take pity on poor pitiful me and either submit my plea or let me know how to do it! Adore your writings and am having fun reliving my thirties w/ you/yours! blessings, Barbara Z.

    • August 27, 2012

      I use Feedburner…it’s a widget I believe that you can get through WordPress. Maybe they have a different way with different blog platforms?
      xo – kb

  17. Amanda permalink
    November 9, 2012

    after just reading your “prayer” blog from 2010, was very pleased to read that the house you prayed about was awarded to you. He is faithful.

  18. November 29, 2012

    Nice Photos… thanks for sharing with us..

  19. Lisa permalink
    January 19, 2013

    Love your home! The colors are great! Can you share your dining room and guest bath colors?? Thanks for sharing!


    • January 21, 2013

      Thanks Lisa…the paint colors in our current home are not all known. The dining room was an oops paint (unknown) and the guest bath (the one with the red vanity) is Greige.
      Hope this helps.
      xo – kb

  20. January 19, 2013

    Your new home looks absolutely fabulous. Its very inspiring. I am planning to renovate my bathroom and i love your new bathroom. Where did you do the bathroom shopping? I still could not figure out :( . Any tips on this?

  21. January 25, 2013

    Hi Bowers!

    You’re home is absolutely ah-mazing! The size of your rooms is unbelievable. I can barely fit my king sized bed in my bedroom, much less a sitting area with a full couch.
    Ah, the differences between Pacific Northwest homes and beautiful East Coast homes. (sigh) I’ll just live vicariously through you and your home. :)
    Beautiful home and land to raise your two beautiful boys in. Can’t wait to see what other ideas and projects you have up your sleeves.
    PS: Excited to meet your bestie tomorrow in Portland. :)

    • January 25, 2013

      YAY! She is one amazing human being…it’s hard not to love her immediately :)
      xo – kb

  22. Brandi permalink
    May 2, 2013

    I’m wondering about the durability of that no dig fence you installed in the back yard? It’s been almost a year now. How has it held up? I’m considering fencing a small portion of my yard for a medium sized but very strong dog. I’m not sure if this fencing is a good idea or not. I worry if she jumps up on it I might be constantly putting it upright again. Would love to hear your thoughts.

    • May 3, 2013

      It’s been great! I think that Will has run his push toys into it a few times but for the most part, I think the visual barrier keeps him away. I’m not sure if it would be great for a dog because it is just decorative though :)
      xo – kb

  23. June 10, 2013

    Great house! I am really impressed by the arches. Also, I love your window style.

  24. Nancy permalink
    August 26, 2013

    Loved looking at your house tours! Gorgeous dream home.

  25. Alyssa permalink
    October 9, 2013

    Hey Katie, I was just randomly looking around your blog and was wondering what the current situation is with your first house? We haven’t heard anything since something happened with the previous renters…

    • October 10, 2013

      Well, the previous renters are long gone and now we have a straight up new set of renters who we keep at an arm’s length. We would love to have a close relationship with anyone that was living there but we learned that it’s best to maintain a business type relationship.
      xo – kb

      • Alyssa permalink
        October 12, 2013

        Thanks for the update:) I’m so nosey:)

  26. Lynn permalink
    October 21, 2013

    I so enjoyed watching the transformations of both of your homes. I’m in the process of remodeling a small rental property that we own. We are upside down on the mortgage so we are still having to rent it out. The last tenant is finally out and we’re taking the time to re-roof, re-paint inside and out, replace all flooring through out and updating lighting fixtures etc.. Very stressful to say the least… Paying two house notes while remodeling is being done. We have to be VERY careful with how crazy we get with improvements. Not money we will likely ever get a return on. I’m going to stage it before renting it out this time. Fingers crossed…

  27. November 5, 2013

    Amazing Home, I LOVE your Basement Entertainment Room! The shade of red is something I would pick, very nice layout (thus far). Please put pics up when its complete, would love to see what it looks like when its finished.

    • November 5, 2013

      Check out our house tour page to see the progress so far!
      xo – kb

  28. Wemdy permalink
    January 8, 2014

    I love your hardwood floors (and your blog) – do you know the stain that was used for your floors? are they red oak?

  29. Jessica Moroney permalink
    February 27, 2014

    Please update the current house tour! The laundry room is now looking fab, as is Weston’s room. Plus there’s soo many more changes to give yourselves credit for :)

    • February 27, 2014

      I always forget about that page! I will update soon!
      xo – kb

  30. Lea permalink
    March 26, 2014

    I am just in love with your current house! It’s perfect!!!

  31. keri south permalink
    April 6, 2014

    what paint color did you use in your office? It’s beautiful :)

  32. steve bower permalink
    July 7, 2014

    love your web site, my team calls me BowerPower. a question, have you had experience with fiberglass supports, (columns) the new construction in Up State NY is using a lot of these and they look great add appeal, but the paint peals quickly. I’m pressuring mine clean to attempt expoxy paint.

    • July 7, 2014

      We don’t have any experience with these! Sorry!
      xo – kb

  33. Denise Ross permalink
    July 20, 2014

    Love your home tours. You’ve got great style :) thanks so much for sharing, I’m inspired.!

  34. July 28, 2014

    Hi there!

    Love your blog and the blogroll. Anything to keep inspiration going. It seems like some weeks I have a zillion things to do or write about and other weeks nothing at all! Other people can help us to keep going on our own houses.

    Thanks again!

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