Free Download: Renovate Your Kitchen the Smart Way eBook

Posted by John on April 2nd, 2017

Miss me? It’s been several months since my last blog post and while I haven’t been too busy working on our home, I have been super busy with some other online projects.  Just a few months ago, I launched a subscription-based video course that teaches people how to design and build their own cabinets.  With […]

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Our New Kitchen Renovation Book is Now Available

Posted by John on June 21st, 2015

Today I’m happy to announce that our new eBook, Renovate Your Kitchen the Smart Way is now available for purchase.  You can check it out at www.KitchenRenovationBook.com. KitchenRenovationBook.com is our new sales website and kitchen remodeling blog.  I’ll be writing more kitchen remodel focused blog posts over on that site, so be sure to head […]

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My 3 Biggest Kitchen Renovation Successes

Posted by John on June 14th, 2015

Happy Monday!  In today’s post, I wanted to share with you my 3 biggest successes during the renovation of my first home’s kitchen.  Last week, I discussed my 3 biggest failures.  If you haven’t read that post yet, it’s worth a read.   Later this week, I’ll be launching my new ebook to my newsletter […]

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My 3 Biggest Kitchen Renovation Mistakes

Posted by John on June 11th, 2015

If all goes according to plan, next week I’ll be launching my new ebook.  The book is a guide on how to renovate your kitchen intelligently so your remodel goes smoothly and stays on budget.  It’s pretty much an organized brain dump of everything I know about kitchens and planning renovations.  It’s my best remodeling […]

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My Biggest DIY Project Ever

Posted by John on April 21st, 2015

If you’ve been a regular reader for the past couple of years you know we’ve worked on some pretty sizable home improvement projects since our beginning in 2011.  We completely renovated our home office from the ground up this past fall.  We spent a few months and upgraded our dining room with raised panel wainscoting […]

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How to Install Cabinet Hardware Without a Jig

Posted by John on October 27th, 2014

In this post, you’ll learn: – a simple method for installing cabinet hardware It seems that the closer I get to finishing this home office project, more small tasks keep popping up and they’re taking much longer than I anticipated.  Case in point: the cabinet hardware.  It took me a good two and a half […]

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Toddler Proofing Again

Posted by John on February 21st, 2013

Hey guys!  Hope you all had a great week.  I’m still making progress with our built-ins.  I’m working on the doors for the bottom cabinet at the moment.  Hoping I can pull off a quick how-to video on the door construction.  It’s not terribly hard, but writing an understandable procedure is probably a bigger challenge.  […]

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How We Toddler Proof our Home

Posted by John on February 5th, 2013

I promised more than a couple posts this week and I aim to deliver.  Lately, we’ve been re-evaluating some of our child proofing measures.  Child proofing or toddler proofing is a moving target, at least for us anyway.  As soon as our daughter started walking last year, I went around the house and added padding […]

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My Favorite Cleaning Products

Posted by Lisa on October 18th, 2012

Hey guys!  I hope you all had a great week so far.  It’s almost Friday, so I thought I would share some of my favorite cleaning items! Cleaning for the most part is a chore for John and I – I do like organizing so that counts as cleaning, right? I have tried keeping up […]

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How to Fix a Leaking Sink

Posted by John on September 10th, 2012

So, last week as you may recall, we added a reverse osmosis system (ROS) to our kitchen sink.  How do we like it so far?  We love it.  The water tastes great and we don’t have anymore plastic water bottles collecting dust all over the house.  Wasn’t terribly difficult either, although there were a few […]

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