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Welcome to Our How-To Home! I’m Kristen and along with my husband Kevin were out to show you that home improvement really isn’t as scary as it seems.

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Want a Black Interior Front Door? How New Trim And Paint Change Everything

There’s something about new trim and paint that completely transforms a space. So I knew that’s just what we needed to do to update our front entrance. Much like the windows, the plan is to change out all of the...

Our Beautiful Traditional Brick House With Black Windows Remodel

I think purchasing the windows was technically one of the first things we did after moving into our new home, but it took about 6 months for the windows to get delivered. We didn’t end up getting windows installed until...

Make Your Own Welcome Mat

I love a cheeky welcome mat. Something that says who we are and we’re happy you’re here! So, I’ve decided to try making my own and am going to show you how to make your own welcome mat. For this...

This Simple Change Made Our Kitchen Island Look Super Custom

To say this kitchen molding install was a quick process would be a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT. For the most part the actual install went quickly, but the planning for it when wayyy too long. My original plan to add kitchen island...
Christmas Garland with eucalyptus and pine cones

This is How to Make Christmas Garland Look Expensive

I spent HOURS scouring the internet looking for reasonably priced, full garland. I finally settled on one with great reviews, solid pictures and even better, it was on sale! But this lesson will be one I continue learn: Don't believe...

Glass Barn Doors Gave Our Office A Stunning Modern Look

I can’t remember where I first saw glass barn doors, but as soon as I did I knew we had to have them. We wanted the option to close off the office to the living room but since we don’t...