DIY Hardwood Staircase Makeover: Replacing Carpet With Wood Treads On Pie Steps And Curved Landings

Installing Hardwood Treads Using An Easy-To-Make Template For Pie Steps or Curved Staircases
Last Fall, we tackled the renovation of our home’s foyer. The biggest project was replacing the old carpet on the staircase with hardwood treads and white risers. While it seemed a pretty straight-forward project in the beginning, it ended up being the one project we couldn’t get a contractor to do. No one wanted the job.

The problem? Our staircase is angled and features a “pie step” or curved landing. So we figured out how to DIY the job. In doing so, we saved thousands of dollars! Today, I’m showing you how I created a template to create the deeper stair treads that pie step landing required so you can do it yourself!


Cheap Shiplap DIY: Horizontal Board And Batten Tutorial

How To Install Horizontal Board And Batten: My Modern Shiplap DIY Knockoff On The Cheap
Last Spring, we did a 6 week makeover on our dining room. During this makeover, we removed the stuff wainscoting and planned to install shiplap. Only we ran into budgetary issues and realized the cost of shiplap was way too prohibitive for us. So instead, we spent less than $200 to get a modern board and batten look in our dining room and we love it! Today, I’m finally breaking down the full process so you can DIY!

Top 5 Home Trends Real Estate Buyers Want To See In 2019 + Free Guide To Evaluating Your Market

Top 5 Home Trends Real Estate Buyers Want To See In 2019
Choosing finishes that appeal to homebuyers can be tricky. Today I’m detailing the Top 5 trends that U.S. buyers actually want when they’re shopping for real estate this year. I’m exploring the ways you can easily – and inexpensively – add these upgrades to help sell your home faster and for more money.