Episode #5: How To Renovate A Home With A Full Time Job & Family

Thank you so much for tuning into episode #5 of From The Nest Podcast! Chris and I are having so much fun with this podcast and are so grateful for all of your support. :)

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On todays podcast we are talking about how we completed three house flips in Denver while working full time jobs and raising our two kids.

The key to our success was 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.

Chris and I recap our week in renovations and end the podcast with each of our tips of the week!

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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! 

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Three “bite sized’ projects:



The dark and uninviting laundry room closet before my updates


The laundry room closet after paint and decluttering

For more details on the renovation, check out the full blog post here.




After the utility room was cleaned, painted and organized.

For more details on the renovation, check out the full blog post here.



The backyard next to the garage was filled with weeds and gravel when we moved in


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


Unfortunately this picture was taken at the end of a hot summer so our grass does not look great but you can see the half fence in the back of the yard where the dogs would go potty.

For more details on the renovation, check out the full blog post here.



The basement has great space but not a lot of storage for kids toys


The built in unit provided so much functionality and storage for our family!

For more details on the renovation, check out the full blog post here.

Chris and Lindsey’s 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.

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