Our Austin Casa

10 Tips for Building a New House

Ever considered building a house from scratch?! We did and we lived to tell about it so keep reading for all of the details below! It’s been a few years now since we moved into Our Austin Casa!  It was a journey that began when we decided to move back to Austin from Los Angeles and continued as we began our house search from 1500 miles away. We considered renovating, but building new ended up being a better choice for us. I have had a lot of people message me about building a new home and the subject always seems to come up in …

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What to Know about Clay and Cement Patterned Floor Tiles + Our Patio Reveal

If you’ve thought about installing cement tiles or patterned floor tiles of any kind, you are not alone and this post is for you! We will cover the differences between cement and clay bodies, how much cement tiles cost, different layouts for pattern tiles and so much more! It turns out, I’m not immune to the pattern tile trend. I had been dreaming of a place to use it and never landed on the right spot while we were building. Once we were done and moved in, though, I couldn’t let go of the idea. Enter our side patio. The …

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Our Laundry Room Reveal + A Simple Update For Less than $40

After making it through the bulk of our home projects for Our Austin Casa, I took a much needed break. Everything felt like it was in a good place and I was excited to let something else fill that headspace. As time went on, though, I realized that one room that I was in day in and day out needed some design love. We partnered with EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint and added more color and warmth to our laundry room, which makes it feel like the rest of our home. Plus, EasyCare Paint has superior stain resistance and durability, which is perfect …

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Our Austin Casa || How We Designed Our Backyard, Progress and Plans

I’m not sure if everyone feels this way, but the outdoor space surrounding our home has always felt just as important to me as the indoor space. We designed the kitchen specifically so that I could see the girls playing in the backyard as I was cooking. One wall of our living room opens completely to the yard so that we can swing it open when the weather is nice. However, as we were rounding the corner to move-in day– probably about two months out– I realized that I needed to start prioritizing an actual plan for our outdoor …

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