Hi everyone, Welcome to Our How-To Home! I’m Kristen and along with my husband Kevin we’re out to show you that home improvement really isn’t as scary as it seems.
From a young age, both of our families raised us on the idea that you can build what you need and fix things yourself. Only a few years into our relationship we gutted our first townhouse and learned that living through renovations isn’t as romantic as it seemed. It ended up turning out better than we imagined! Plus, time heals all reno trauma so it’s no surprise to anyone that we’ve taken on another fixer upper.
In April of 2020, just two short months after our wedding and 3 weeks into the Covid lockdown, we closed on our home. Unsure what was going to happen in the world, we were so anxious to get our townhouse on the market, we showed up to the closing meeting in a moving truck.
The rest is history… a brief history! Since then we’ve been deep in renovations, building our dream home. With a little blood (Kevin), too much sweat (probably me) and some needed tears (both of us) we’ve taken on a journey that neither one of us expected. While the ideas have gotten a lot more ambitious, living in dust and debris never gets more glamorous.
We’d love for you to follow along while we show you what we did, how we did it and most importantly, that you can do it too!