The Latest Home Renovations & DIY Tips

Moving Tips

We bought our fixer-upper house 10 years ago, and we’ve been renovating each section of the house in phases. Mark is super handy and enjoys the do-it-yourself projects that come along with owning a home. I’ve learned a ton along the way and often create Pinterest boards for ideas of what to do next. I love to learn the latest trends for the home, as well as learn about new tools to make things a little easier. Home Depot invited me to their Home Depot Home this week to share the latest home renovations & DIY tips for any homeowner. 

May is Movers Month

Home Renovations

I was surprised to learn that more than 1/3 of new movers don’t change their locks when they purchase a new home. They showed me a few different styles of locks that are more efficient than older styles. My favorite was the smart lock that includes an app. You can create several different codes to unlock the door for other people. Sometimes we need a babysitter, grandma or house cleaner to get in without having to leave the home unlocked. I really like how you can also unlock the door from your phone at any time from any place.

door lock app

I was also surprised to learn that Home Depot now sells home decor like bedding and room furniture online. Would you have ever thought to buy your bedding from Home Depot? I sure would not have, but after seeing this well designed room, I would for sure! 

Home Depot Bedding

DIY Tips

One of the easiest ways to make a kitchen pop, is adding a little backsplash. We have granite about 6 inches up and then we have tiles along one wall, all the way up. Mark and our friend installed it a couple years back and it looks so nice. They did a lot of formatting, cutting and repositioning to get it up there and it took most of the day. There is a new stick on backsplash for people who don’t know how to do all of that. It is simply a sticker that can be placed directly on the wall. It is laminate and doesn’t look as nice as the tiles do but still a great option. 

Home Depot Easy back splash

My last and favorite tip is the new ProjectColor app! You can take a picture of your wall then select a paint color to see what it looks like! We are getting ready to paint the interior of our house and I can’t wait to use this app to help me figure out what color our walls should be. It will be so nice to see a photo of our actual room with the different color choices. 

You can use an App to find the right paint color for your room

I really enjoyed learning all about Home Depot’s latest home renovations & DIY tips! They’ve been our go-to spot for most all of our home projects. If you’re moving soon or looking to do a little home renovation, be sure to stock up at your local Home Depot! xo – Bri

Moving Tips  

I was invited to an event sponsored by Home Depot. I found this information valuable so I’m sharing it here with you! All opinions are my own. 


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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