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Small Space Solution: Fitting an Home Office and Living Room into 150 square feet

It’s no secret that San Francisco is a hub for small space living, which inevitably means getting creative with multi-use spaces. In a new series, Small Space Solutions, I’ll debunk the challenges that come with living with limited square footage. From tiny closets to cramped kitchens, I’ll explore how to keep things functional, stylish, and tidy. Having […] Read more…

Bathroom Sink Installation | HowFantasticBlog.com

Turn Up Your DIY Game, Install a Sink Faucet!

After my #1 home improvement fear (electrical), plumbing has always followed as a close second. Recently one of the handles on my bathroom faucet broke off. After trying to repair the fixture, I found that replacing the hardware entirely would be a lot cheaper. I found this Pfister Courant model matched my other bathroom hardware perfectly. For more […] Read more…

DIY Switchplate | HowFantasticBlog.com

Quick DIY: Trellis Print Switchplate

After installing my new light fixture and dimmer, I wanted to up my switchplate game to something with a little more character. I had picked up a pretty trellis wrapping paper at Daiso ages ago and thought it would work perfect with this color scheme. Here are the materials you’ll need:  1. Switchplate; 2. acrylic paint; […] Read more…

Installing a Dimmer Switch | HowFantasticBlog.com

Installing a Dimmer Switch

After installing a light fixture in my living room, I thought it would be fun to go hog wild and install a dimmer switch. This is one of the easiest improvements you can make to your home and it makes a huge impact. Mood lighting anyone? You’ll need a Voltage Detector; Voltage Tester; Wire Stripper/Cutter; Electrical Tape; Safety Glasses; […] Read more…

Snickerdoodles | HowFantasticBlog.com

Snickerdoodles

From the first time I tried snickerdoodles, they were an instant favorite. Far better than a run of the mill sugar cookie, they’re packed with cinnamon, and certainly give chocolate chip cookies a run for their money. I had never actually baked my own until recently when I came across this post on Smitten Kitchen. I made […] Read more…

Paint Color Inspiration | HowFantasticBlog.com

The Infinity Effect

  Historically when deciding on paint colors I’ve always aired on the “light and airy” side. When I last painted my living room in 2010, I had just fallen in love with dove grey. It was bright and far more compelling than paperwhite walls. A few months ago during a Downton Abbey binge I became engrossed […] Read more…

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