Hi! I’m Kristen.

I live in Fort Myers, Florida, and I’m currently the feature reporter on ABC7’s weekday morning show. I also recently finished renovating my 100-year-old foursquare in the Dean Park Historic District. I have a passion for storytelling, which is why I love both journalism and all things home.

My mission is to help people create a home they love, designed to bring family and friends together. 

I realized this was my passion when I was 16, helping my dad renovate his 1886 farmhouse in Barrington, IL. The excitement of uncovering original pine flooring beneath 3 layers of carpet and laminate was absolutely amazing. We raised the ceiling by a foot, restored the original doorbell, repainted the entire house, restored the old pulley windows back to their former glory and more.

7 years later, here we are! I just finished my first house where I oversaw the construction and design from start to finish. This house on Providence Street was built in 1921 and had been neglected for the past 5 years. I lived in the house through the entire renovation, and all the debris that came with it. I got my hands dirty and worked alongside the crews for 6 months to bring this place back to life. Now, it feels like home. It reminds me of who I am, where I came from and where I’m going.

“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only… to support the ultimate career.”

C.S. Lewis

Home is central to everyday life. We all go to work everyday so we can support the home. It’s where grow up, and it shapes who we are. It’s where we raise our families, instill values in our children and create memories that last a lifetime.

My mission with home improvement is to help people create a home they love. A home that is beautiful and functional, with rooms designed to bring family and friends together. A home that tells their story, full of things that remind them of who they are and the kind of people they aspire to be.

 

I’m so glad you’re here! On this site, you’ll find stories of my renovations, adventures on TV, thoughts and reflections on life and more. It’s all part of my journey, and my hope is that it inspires you to find joy in yours, too. 😊

 

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