The Arched Manor

Dark Gutters and How It Can Transform Your House

Dark Gutters and How It Can Transform Your House

We stumbled upon this trend by accident when we were interviewing contractors to replace our gutters. The once white, now weathered original gutters in The Arched Manor were approaching their end of life and needed to be replaced. We originally wanted to go white again, 

How to Repair Window Wood Rot with PVC & Bondo

How to Repair Window Wood Rot with PVC & Bondo

The original wood windows in The Arched Manor were in rough shape when we moved in. The elements had taken their toll on the sills, brick molding, and sashes and not a single window would open. We replaced the windows and doors on the backside 

Black Windows – The Black Grille Windows We Chose & Why

Black Windows – The Black Grille Windows We Chose & Why

The black window trend is here to stay folks, and we could not be happier! The black window look is actually based on the look of steel windows, which were extremely common from 1920 to 1965. At that time, aluminum and vinyl came into play 

Mudroom Locker Timelapse

Mudroom Locker Timelapse

When we built our new mudroom lockers in The Arched Manor, we setup a camera and filmed the entire build process! Watch the mudroom locker timelapse below to see us transform our boring mudroom wall into a beautiful locker system with vertical shiplap, white oak 

The Arched Manor Master Bedroom Design Board

The Arched Manor Master Bedroom Design Board

Now that we have finished our mudroom lockers, we have been contemplating what we want our next project to be. After giving it some thought, we are ready to start working on our master bedroom. Don’t get us wrong, the bedroom as it stands today 

Refinishing a Console Table

Refinishing a Console Table

We were excited to score a used console table off of Facebook Marketplace. It had wear and tear on it, but we were intentionally looking for an inexpensive piece of furniture for us to makeover – thankfully this one had good bones and we were 

5 Things to Consider When Building Mudroom Lockers

5 Things to Consider When Building Mudroom Lockers

When we decided to build our mudroom lockers, there were 5 key areas we wanted to focus on to nail the design that suited us best (you can see our original mood board here). We have broken these out below in hopes that they guide 

Mudroom Lockers – How we built them from scratch!

Mudroom Lockers – How we built them from scratch!

You can usually see a debris trail of jackets, shoes, socks, and backpacks from the garage door to the family room whenever the kids come home from school. We need organization, and we need it now! When we purchased The Arched Manor, there were two 

Kitchen Favorites from Amazon

Kitchen Favorites from Amazon

With all the additional time we have been spending at home, the majority of it has been spent in our kitchen (or in our mudroom project). We have really honed in on a few appliances, utensils and items that have made our lives a little 

Mulch Dye vs. New Mulch Test

Mulch Dye vs. New Mulch Test

Mulch dye can be sprayed on your current mulch and give the appearance of new, fresh mulch, at a fraction of the price. But will it hold up against the rain, sun, and outdoor elements? Is it truly a valid replacement to mulching your yard