Our House

We started Burritos and Bubbly while we were updating and restoring our first home, a 3,000-square-feet, three story, 1890 registered historic site in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood, but after five years there we were looking for a change of pace, less house to take care of, and a home that could truly reflect our current style (without 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 unique architecture and charm, it makes up for in potential. Since it had already been stripped of any original elements (like the pink bathroom of my dreams it probably once had!) and had been “updated” to a style that is not quite ours (think very dark and very ornate), we have no guilt in doing whatever we want, making this the perfect blank slate to create a 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!

Our Cabinets Are Here!

We have good news, you guys! Our new kitchen cabinets were delivered yesterday, which means our big…

Joey Lulu’s Modern, Minimal Nursery!

We are so, so excited to finally be sharing the pictures of Joanna’s nursery!! This…

Half-Bath Update: Phase One

Do you remember waaaay back when we showed you our plans for the half bathroom?…

Our Kitchen Renovation: The Floor

One of the biggest dilemmas I had when it came to designing our kitchen renovation…

Plans for the Master Bath

When we ordered our kitchen cabinets a few weeks ago, we totally lucked out and…

Our Kitchen Renovation: Compromising Appliances

When we were deciding on appliances for our new kitchen, there was one thing I…

Inspiration: Modern Wood Kitchens

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I hope those of you in Cleveland were able to get…

Inspiration: Modern White Kitchens

Yay it’s Friday! Yay let’s look at kitchens! Yay Joanna had a great night last…

Our Kitchen Renovation: The Cabinets

Alright, so we picked a layout! And the winner is … Option 3! I’m 95 to…