DIY Superstar

Suburban Renovation

Decorate your home with Kristen from Suburban Renovation

New York
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Tell us a bit about your home and what you love about it the most?

I think that any first time home buyer is hoping to get more for their money, which usually doesn't happen. We knew that the house we bought was going to need some TLC, but we were willing to put in the work. Between painting, renovating and decorating the house, we have come to love it! There is still so much more to do, but we are excited to continue making it our own!

What was the first DIY project you did to your home or first thing you made for it?

My first DIY for my home was making new slip covers for my dining room chairs. They were a tan suede, which I covered with a gray canvas. I had a lot of help from my sister-in-law. They came out looking so good that I decided I needed to DIY more often. That is how Suburban Renovation was born!

Do you have any tips for staying tidy & organised?

I find that the best way to stay organized is to donate things that I no longer use. Your donations can include anything from clothes to furniture to kitchenware. I find that by doing this, I streamline my home and stay much more organized! It also helps to make room for new things (which sometimes defeats the purpose of donating in the first place)!

If you could tour any celebrities home, who would it be?

I would love to tour the homes of some of the designers seen on HGTV. I am always so inspired by their creative ideas, but often wonder how they might design for themselves.

If you had three wishes, what changes would you make to your home?

I am starting to really love our house because we have already done so much to it, but there are definitely still some improvements to be made. If I had three wishes, my first would be to give my house some curb appeal in the form of a nice new walkway, some landscaping and a front porch upgrade. My second would be finishing off the basement as a man cave for my husband. My last wish would be to fully upgrade the kitchen. All of these are on my wishlist and hopefully we will accomplish them one day!

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

Crafting has certainly become a big hobby of mine. I have done everything from making pillows to spray painting furniture to making christmas ornaments. I also love to paint, watch bad reality TV and read murder myseteries!

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
I love Suits, Castle, Nashville and so many more!
I am loving Taylor Swift right now!
I can't get enough of Nashville!! What a great city!
My favorite movie growing up was and still is "Now and Then"
Any tabloid because I have to stay up to date on my celebrity gossip!
I shop online a lot and my favorites right now are LuLu's and Shop Prima Donna!
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Unique Stitch Fabric Glue