My husband Tony and I have lived in and renovated several homes in rural communities south of Ottawa, ON. We have always made it our mission to improve the style and function of our homes by learning new renovation skills, and doing the work ourselves. The purpose of this blog is to show you what we do so you can gain inspiration and empowerment to learn new skills that can be applied to your own home.


This blog has a mix of DIY tutorials, construction and renovations, crafts, gardening, furniture makeovers, woodworking, custom cabinetry, and whatever else we’re working on at the moment!


I have been blogging since 2015 and in a short time have gained a loyal and engaged audience. My readers are interested in home decor and DIY projects, and construction and renovations.


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Email: thevanderveenhouse[at]gmail[.]com

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