Betsy Glass

May 22, 2019

State St. Bungalow: How to Build a New Fireplace

Here's what you need to know when adding a fireplace from scratch. Even though this bungalow was built in 1920 it did not have a fireplace in the main living space. My client really wanted to have a one that her family could enjoy during those Michigan winters and since we definitely had the wall space, we decided add one.
May 22, 2019

State St. Bungalow: How to Make a Tiny Guest Bedroom Feel Bigger

Betsy Glass shares some tricks for making a small space feel bigger. The lure of tiny living is a popular topic these days. But truth be told, tiny living only works when you’ve got a smart design on your side.
May 22, 2019

State St. Bungalow: Bathroom Before and After

We reworked the bathroom layout to create a larger and more updated space with plenty of modern amenities. The State Street Statement! I’m excited to walk you through the main-level bathroom before and after where we completely opened up the walls and added a washer/dryer closet along with a curbless walk-in shower and a vanity double the original size.
May 22, 2019
State St. Bungalow Sunroom Remodel

State St. Bungalow Sunroom Remodel

Learn about the project ideas for this 1920s bungalow in Michigan, and see how we kicked off the project with a unique sunroom remodel. This week I’m so excited to introduce you to our new our new renovation “State St. Bungalow.”
December 11, 2018
How to Turn an Entry Closet into a Mudroom

Victory Farms: How to Turn an Entry Closet into a Mudroom

Wasted space can start right at the front door. Here's how to redesign your entry to really make a splash. This week at Victory Farms we see how an entry closet in a very small entry was opened up and converted into a breathtaking custom built-in farmhouse-style mudroom. As you look at the before and demo pictures of the entry you will see all the wasted space and height that was not being utilized.
December 11, 2018
The Final Reveal of Victory Farms

The Final Reveal of Victory Farms

The Michigan lake cottage gets its final transformation. Take the full tour! Hi everyone, I hope you had a terrific holiday!! This week is the final reveal of Victory Farms. I have added before & after pictures of each room so you could see how this home transformed into my clients dream vacation home. Seeing it all together makes me so proud; we really did go from Grandma’s cottage to this modern farmhouse gem! I had such an amazing experience turning this home into what V always wanted.
December 7, 2018
Bathroom Remodel & Reveal!

Victory Farms: Bathroom Remodel & Reveal!

See how our picks for tile, lighting and the curb-less shower come together. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been renovating a Lakehouse in New Buffalo, Michigan. You can catch up on past posts here and here. All the demo has been done and we’ve even gotten some good surprises.
December 7, 2018
Creating Beautiful Banquette Seating

Renovation Diary: Creating Beautiful Banquette Seating

How to navigate creating zones in an open floor plan."The Wall-less Room" is what we will be discussing this week at Victory Farms. This was my toughest challenge on this project! The prior owner used this open space to accommodate a dining table.
December 7, 2018
Open-Concept Entertaining Space

Renovation Diary: Open-Concept Entertaining Space

See how The Flippin Designer gave the open-concept floorplan of the living and dining areas in this Michigan cottage a personal touch. This week at Victory Farms I will walk you through the progress in the open-concept living room and kitchen! A Place to Cozy Up Our amazing tile company “Cowell Custom Flooring,” finished the fireplace surround and kitchen backsplash wall, which looks fantastic!