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Study Hall: Good Bones

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What should you look for to determine if a home has good bones? What were Mina’s tips for picking paint? What should you do when budgeting your time? How do you pad the budget? ANSWERS: Foundation, roof, plumbing, framing, electric and HVAC. Get the fan deck rather than the swatches. Consider using...

Home Renovation: Does Your House Have Good Bones?

You’re finally ready to buy that fixer upper or pull the trigger on a big renovation-now comes the hard part: figuring out how to tackle it. Whether you’re in for a gut renovation or just a major facelift, there’s a lot more to renovating a property than you might think.  Today we’re talking to a...

Study Hall: Designing with Intention

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What are Ashley’s takeaways from living in a tiny home? What are some ways to get your kids involved? What did Ashley encourage everyone to do in terms of DIY? ANSWERS: Allowed her to slow down and evaluate things + dial in her design sense for designing with intention. Find small jobs...

Eco-Sustainability: Small Home Changes That Make A Big Impact

Saving the earth may seem like a hopeless situation—best left to lawmakers and politicians, but there is great power in individual choices- many made from the comfort of your home.  Today’s instructor Ashlee Piper is going to teach us changes we can make right away, to make our homes a more eco-friendly place. Ashlee is...

Study Hall: Cheap Old Homes

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: Where does Elizabeth find the houses she posts? What are some of the risks you may incur when buying an old house? What are some of the pros of buying a cheap old house? Which markets did she mention? ANSWERS: Some from her preservation resources and a lot from the community/followers. Lead...

Historic Preservation: Cheap Old Houses

Buying an old home that needs work can be intimidating, especially for those of us who’s only knowledge of fixer uppers comes from Chip and Joanna! But there’s a special set of home buyers that can see all the beauty and potential in older houses. What some view as eyesores, they see as charm—four walls...

Study Hall: Contractor 101

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: Josh said to hire a professional when dealing with these 3 things… What is the best way to determine if you’re getting a fair estimate? Should you ever pay upfront? What is the improvement on your house that has the biggest ROI? If you pull a permit and something is screwed up,...

Contractor 101: Are You Getting Ripped Off?

When planning a home renovation, choosing the right contractor is critical. From checking the quality of their work, putting things in writing and agreeing on a timeline- to double checking that the contractor is properly licensed and insured- it’s a lot to keep in mind.  We want our students to approach this process with confidence,...

Study Hall: Living Like A Maximalist

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What was Daniel’s number one tip for displaying collections? What is his most prized collection? Where did Daniel suggest you find the best treasures. What’s a trick for determining if something is the real deal? ANSWERS: Keep them together. Mid-century modern matte pottery. Anywhere and everywhere and do it often. Do your...

Home Ec: Live Like a Maximalist!

You’ve heard us talk to multiple organizers and minimalists about creating an edited home- well, today is not one of those days! Today we’re giving a voice to the MAX-imalists out there! The free spirits who love to collect, and live in more eclectic homes. Daniel Mathis, is not a minimalist. He is a collector with...

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