On episode 5, Chris and I share our secret to renovating homes with full time jobs and two kids. The key to our success is by focusing on “bite sized” projects each week and working our way through the home. We will take you through three of these “bite sized” projects that we completed in Denver.
Three “bite sized’ projects:
Laundry Room Before
Laundry Room After
We spruced up this laundry closet with leftover materials and things that we already owned in our home!
Utility Room Before
Utility Room After
Again, this entire renovation was complete in a few days and cost $0 to complete. We used leftover paint and materials found in the home.
Dogs Potty Spot Before
The backyard next to the garage was filled with weeds and gravel when we moved in.
Dogs Potty Spot Mid Renovation
I had to add this photo of the fresh green grass before the hot summer got to it! This was right before we added the fence to hide the potty area.
Dogs Potty Spot After
The dogs potty spot was located behind that small fence in the back with the gravel.
Basement at Flip 2 Before
Basement at Flip 2 After
The built-in cabinet storage and bookshelves was a 2 weekend project. It added so much function to the space.
BBH One Room Challenge:
It’s not too late to sign up for the One Room Challenge!
I am upping the stakes with the 8 day challenge and will be choosing my favorite renovated space at the end of the challenge and that participant will win one $50 gift card to Home Depot!
To sign up for the challenge beginning on February 18th, click the button below.
Tips of the Week:
Chris: If you are having trouble with your furnace and can’t seem to get the heat up past 62 degrees, this is generally a sign that your battery needs to be replaced on your thermostat. 62 degrees is usually the default temperature and is a good indicator or the battery change.
Lindsey: To create a cohesive look in your home with different paint colors, try picking different shades within the same color family. For example, in our last home, the Accent House, I chose a neutral gray color and picked a one shade darker and one shade lighter to use throughout the house in various rooms. This brought variation to the home while also giving each room its own personality.
I used these three colors throughout my entire house in Denver. I added some bolder colors in the bathrooms.