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KITCHENS OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PART 1

KITCHENS OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PART 1

Now that the news is out that we will be having a BARGAIN MANSIONS season two, I wanted to take a look back and see the beautiful kitchens we renovated on season one. Tamara has me working hard just about everyday filming for season two and we're already excited to...

KID’S PLAYROOM

KID’S PLAYROOM

If you have the space for it, a kids playroom is a great investment. My wife, Trish, taught me that it’s important for children to have their own space where imagination and playtime can be at an all time high. Plus, this means less of a mess in the rest of your home!...

TRAVEL TIPS

TRAVEL TIPS

How do you pack for a trip? This is something that I struggle with due to the wide range of activities I usually do on vacation. During the day, I will be hiking but at night we will be out at a nice dinner or exploring the town. It’s hard to know what to pack and how...

MY FAVORITE PART OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PART 2

MY FAVORITE PART OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PART 2

If you didn’t get a chance to read my favorite parts of Bargain Mansions part 1 click HERE. It truly was difficult narrowing down the list of my favorite parts of each of the Bargain Mansion homes. I think my daughter is talented (No, I’m not just biased!) and I liked...

MY FAVORITE PART OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PT. 1

MY FAVORITE PART OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PT. 1

It was a whirlwind finishing season 1 of Bargain Mansions. The last breaking minutes of trying to wrap up the houses before the premiere was blood, sweat, and tears. It was hard to take a step back and admire the work that my daughter and I had done. Today, I’m here...

BUDGET FRIENDLY WAYS TO GIVE YOUR HOME A MAKEOVER

BUDGET FRIENDLY WAYS TO GIVE YOUR HOME A MAKEOVER

Every once and awhile Tamara will show me the finished product of a home she’s designed and I’m standing there wondering why my home can’t look like that. Is anyone with me?! I would love to have a dressed up home that looks fancy but is also budget friendly. Read my...

RSS GROWING DAYS

  • Behind the Design: Episode 10, Season 3
    This 80's Reverse 1.5 story home was another departure from the norm for sure. I think I could say it was a challenge from day 1 for me. I've never done a house that has such a zen vibe and I wanted to infuse color into it but still appreciate all of the natural beauty. […]
  • Behind the Design: Episode 9, Season 3
    Behind the Design: Soffit Saga Like I said in the episode, this house started out so confused - was it a french provincial with the ceiling tiles installed on the exterior? Was it a Craftsman with that craftsman style front door or was it a Mid-Century Modern? So we stripped out the french faux panels, […]
  • EPA Lead Based Paint Rule
      Most homes built prior to 1978 used lead-based paint and if you’re renovating or considering renovating a home built during this time frame, it’s important to understand the health and safety risks associated with lead-based paint and how to properly test and remove lead-based paint from a home being renovated. Human exposure [...] The […]