Welcome to Hacking the Home, a blog where you’ll find all kinds of house-related hacks, from Dog Kennels to Modern Mailboxes to Alexa integrations and more. I’m helping you find easy ways to upgrade your home, garden, and life!
Designing for the Future
Your enjoyment and benefit needs to be considered when you’re establishing what to invest in, and/or how to design the house.
Treat yo Self
Don't forget to treat yourself from time to time - take a break from your housework to do something that you enjoy, just because!
What a Difference Trim Makes
Trim is an under-rated, but highly important part of the decor of a room.
Accent Walls that Wow
Check out 5 of my favorite new Accent Wall trends -- and I'll give you a sneak peak at what I wound up doing in my new office!
Curb Appeal Quickies
Curb Appeal is a pretty important part of selling your home. Fortunately, you can narrow down the project list and get dramatic impact with minimal cost.
At 30 years old, I bought myself a house.
I – like many – was tired of wasting my hard-earned money on rent every year. I live in Austin, much cheaper than my previous years in the Northeast, and I was still spending more than $25k every year just to have a roof over my head. Why couldn’t I spend that money on a house, building equity for myself. Then if I wanted to move (aka sell my house), I would get some of it back, or more!
So, I pursued that idea, and found a great little ‘starter house’ for myself. A 3-2, with a solid foundation, ‘great bones’ and technically was move-in ready, though a bit outdated.
In this blog, you’ll hear about some of my projects, big and small, so that you may hopefully learn from my mistakes. I hope to give you some easy ways to complete seemingly difficult tasks, and still achieve impressive results. Enjoy!