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As a former Aircraft Mechanic, I love tools and fixing things. There is a deep satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that I get from making something work again.

This carried over into my home life, along with my addiction to watching HGTV. My wife, Lacey, loves painting and decorating. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Our house has literally been painted from to top to bottom, including the ceilings. It works though, because I hate painting. She also has an incredible eye for detail, home decor, and creativity.

Together, we’re a formidable force for any DIY project. We’re also a good balance because I over-research every project that I take on, where she’s more of a “lets just go for it” type of gal.

We have a common love for home reno projects, building things, and adding value to our home. We bought our first home with a small budget, so we renovated our home ourselves to save money.

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During this DIY process we learned a ton, so we thought it would be nice to share our experience to help readers like you! Our goal is to inspire you to take on more projects yourself to save money and gain a sense of self-satisfaction.

Taking on projects can be stressful and overwhelming at times, that’s where we come in! We share clear and easy to follow directions, so you have everything you a guide throughout your project.

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A home is what you make it. And we chose to make ours exactly how we want it. We take on every DIY project we can think of, from painting, building furniture, home reno, some crafts, and other fun projects.

There’s something for everyone here, and we save TONS of money by doing this ourselves. We are most known for building awesome basement bars!

I always wanted a bar in my basement, but I didn’t have the budget to pay someone to build it for me. So, I placed painters tape onto my basement floor and mapped out where my bar would be.

Then I determined the lumber needed for the bar frame and started building. I couldn’t find a helpful guide online to build a bar, so I created one for you!

The bar guide that I created has detailed information, so there is not guess work or confusion. We have tons of free information on our website on how to build a bar, but we also created a 30+ page set of bar plans with 3D blueprints of our bar.

Our bar plans are an amazing foundation to start building your own home bar. The plans provide exact measurements of our home bar, so you can easily build the same bar or slightly alter the bar on your own.

Of course we make mistakes along the way but that’s why we started this blog – to show you exactly how to do these projects that you can enjoy, save money, and possibly increase the value of your home.

If you wait for the perfect opportunity to start, you’ll never start. And I always say, “the best way to learn, is to just do it”, so it’s time to stop putting off that backsplash, accent wall, and new bathroom.

It’s time to start building that bar, refinishing that furniture, and refacing that fireplace like you always wanted!