Hi there!

We’re Gab & Ryan. East Coast House is our blog about home design in the Maritimes.

(ugh, that was a cheesy rhyme.)

In June 2016 we moved into our first house – a 1930’s 3-bedroom house in Halifax’s North End. The house ticked a lot of boxes for us: a great neighbourhood, room for me (Gab) to have a home office for my freelance business, and a garage for Ryan to start building the workshop man-cave of his dreams. The house also came with a bunch of things we didn’t want – like wall-to-wall carpet on every floor and a teeny-tiny kitchen.

By day I’m a web designer working from home and Ryan is an engineer. I wouldn’t say we’re total rookies when it comes to home improvement, but we’ve definitely got lots to learn. We’re tackling projects slowly and on a budget to create something that’s all our own.

Blog posts are written by Gab and photos are from both of us. If you’re new to the blog, I suggest starting with some of our “Befores”: