Our House

We started Burritos and Bubbly while we were updating and restoring our first home, a 125-year-old registered historic site in the city (Ohio City to be exact), but after five years there we needed a change of pace, a lot less house to take care of, and a home that could truly reflect our current style (without guilt or a historic review board to deal with!). So we moved to the suburbs. In 2015 we bought a 1700-square-foot, split-level home in a small town 20 minutes west of Cleveland, within walking distance of Lake Erie. The new house was built in 1963 and what it lacks in interesting architecture or historic charm, it makes up for in potential. We love that we have a blank slate to turn this house into the perfect home for our modern family!

Read the story of our old house and why we decided to move!

Take a tour of our old house!

Follow along with all our house updates as we turn our dated house into our modern home!

Plans for the Kids’ Bathroom

There is only one room in our house that we haven’t touched yet, and that’s…

Switching to a Toddler Bed & Plans for What’s Next in Joey’s Room

A couple weeks ago Joey suddenly decided she didn’t want to get out of bed…

Our Experience With Furniture Reupholstering

This post is a long-time in the making! And, well, it’s also just long. If…

5 Tips For Tackling Big Renovations

We may not be professional contractors or flippers, but in our eight years of home…

Master Bathroom Mini-Update, Part Two

We made some progress! A couple of weeks ago we updated you on the changes…

Master Bathroom Mini-Update, Part One

We arrived home from Cancun Thursday evening, and on Friday Andy suddenly announced that he…

Updates in the Bedroom + What’s Next

A couple weeks ago we shared the DIY for the really awesome platform bed that Andy…

An Easy DIY Platform Bed

I built a bed. I was going to end the post there and just call…

It’s 2018!! Here’s This Year’s Home Reno To-Do List!

Hello! Long time no talk. Seriously, sooo long. HAPPY 2018! We had our last holiday…