From Fail to Fountain: Things to Consider when Building a Water Feature This is the story of our fail and how we turned it into a water feature. This isn’t the sort of story I wanted to have to write. I hate fails. Let me back up. I love reading about funny Pinterest […]
The Insider’s Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park for Families Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is a part of me. Growing up in Colorado, we went to Estes Park every summer, savoring the slow winding drive up the mountain. We would stop to buy a cherry pie, or Indian fry bread from one […]
Pool storage is tricky. You need something durable that can withstand the elements. You also need something that’s not so airtight that you grow your own mold farm. I also wanted something that could hold a variety of items from goggles and sunscreen to towels and wet swimsuits. It was my son that made me […]
A pergola offers shade and some furniture protection without the hassle of engineering the roof for run-off. Pergola patios are also budget friendly, and infinitely customizable. Your pergola can be built to fit your space and personal style. Living where it’s hot and sunny, the goals for our pergola included: Nearly full coverage sun protection. […]
Bryce Canyon National Park, located in Southern Utah is home to everything a kid could find cool: rockchucks, hoodoos, and stars. And it’s paunsaugunt which sounds cool in Paiute, but means “the land of the Beavers.” Yeah, my kids didn’t think that was all that cool. Bryce Canyon is still one of our favorite National […]
A patio fire ring instantly warm any veranda. There’s something mesmerizing about a fire’s dance. It calms and engages. Best of all, it encourages visitors to stay and chat a little longer. I’m a big fan of using fire elements in yard design. Fire brings light, warmth and a little mystery to the outdoors, so […]
UGLY PILLOWS GET A THRIFT STORE MAKEOVER Thrift store makeovers are deeply satisfying. I feel benevolent for saving something from the landfill and saving my pocketbook. Maybe that’s just me. But seeing these darling thrift store pillows might change your mind about rummage sales. These pillows were ugly on the outside and had a sweet […]
Most homes have a very limited number of light switches and outlets on the outside. This can limit your outdoor lighting choices, making you feel like low-voltage lighting is your only option. That doesn’t have to be the case. You can install an outdoor light switch by accessing an interior outlet. Here’s how: Find an […]
HI! WE’RE KEVIN AND TRISHA
Two complete remodels, and one house flip under our tool belts–and we can’t stop. We design and build it all together: marriage, homes, vacations and kids.
We think everyone with a desire to build can create a home that’s perfect for your family. If you need encouragement, know-how or ideas, you’ve come to the right place.
We want to help you dig in and do-it-yourself!