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How to Rehab a Kitchen with a Shoestring Budget

I love rehabbing kitchens. Some of them are often complete design disasters, while others are just, well, uninspiring. By the time I have completed a kitchen, though, it’s totally modern,…

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How to Guarantee Your Renovation Fits Your Budget

When renovating a house, especially one that needs quite a bit of fixing up, it can be all too easy to push the budget to the wayside. Naturally, you’ll want…

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How to Find – and Keep – a Great General Contractor

As you learn how to get started with remodeling houses, you’re going to read and hear a lot about working closely with your general contractor. You will find out that…

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Hilary’s 5 Best Home Staging Tips

If you’ve watched my show, you may know that I love to stage the homes that I remodel. While some properties often sell on their own without any staging, most…

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Hanging the TV Over the Fireplace – Brilliant Move or Terrible Design Faux Pas?

Renovating homes is an interesting process. You have to consider more than simply how the space looks when it’s empty. You also need to take into consideration how people are…

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Feeling Burnt Out on Restorations? 3 Ways to Push Through

If you’ve remodeled a few houses, or even if you haven’t, you may know that renovating a home can be exhausting. As much as I enjoy learning and finding new…

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3 Tips for Working with Slanted Ceilings

I love working with older homes for several reasons. They are more unique and have more interesting stories than a lot of new, cookie-cutter construction houses. At the same time,…

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3 Ways to Lay Out a Kitchen in Any Home

Lately, I’ve been thinking about kitchen layouts. I’ve found that with home renovation there is never a single “right” answer for how to go about the design, and a kitchen…

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Don’t Forget the Kitchen! Rehab Tips for the Most Important Room in the House

Over the years, I’ve learned some really surprising things about rehabbing and remodeling homes. One of the most interesting things I’ve learned along the way? Kitchens sell homes. Master baths…

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5 Beautiful Ways to Use Beadboard in Your Home

As an interior designer, I am constantly looking for new ways to add style and beauty to a room. While beadboard isn’t necessarily new to the design world, I feel…

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