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Home Additions: What You Need To Know

Put on an addition or move to a new house? It’s a question that crosses the minds of many homeowners who’d like to make a change to their current living situation. Adding on or expanding a home can sometimes be just as stressful as moving. There are contractors to hire, important decisions to make and in...

Quarantined at Home: Spring Maintenance Check List

As the world confronts the spread of the coronavirus, more and more places are implementing stay-at-home orders. And while we’re all sorting through much bigger worries, we’re also left with the more basic question: What should we do while we have so much time at home?  We’re big believers that your top priority should be caring for yourself and your...

Study Hall: Never Skip Brunch

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What’s Cara’s planning framework? What are two 2020 trends Cara mentioned we could tackle on our own? What are some ways to incorporate functionality in your space? ANSWERS: Think about what you’re doing in that room. How do you want the space to feel? Measure and think about functionality. Think about aesthetic....

DIY Interior Design Without Intimidation

We live in a DIY culture. Whether we’re pinning to our interior design boards or saving images on Instagram, we’re made to believe that this home improvement stuff can be super easy!  But is DIY really as simple as it looks? And can you create a home that you’ll love long term? We have a...

Study Hall: Makers Gonna Make

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What are some ways to get kids excited about making? What are some starter restoration projects? How can the average person get into welding? ANSWERS: Providing different materials and letting them create stuff. Jimmy mentioned Legos and clay! Strip down an old door and repaint it. Change out door knobs. Clean up...

Make Without Fear of Failure

Have you ever needed something for your home and wished you could just make it? Well, today’s instructor will be the first to tell you that you absolutely can. Today’s instructor Jimmy Diresta aka The Godfather of Make is a multi-medium artist, designer, teacher, builder, TV personality, author, and video producer. You can currently find...

Interior Design: Designing with Intention

A house that’s been decorated with intention always inspires you to stay a bit longer. You know- those types of homes that just feel warm, and authentic and a true extension of the people who live there? Today’s guest Ashley Petrone, has that kind of home- and if you’ve ever entered her feed, you know...

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,...

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