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  • How to Find Good Contractors

    How to Find Good Contractors

    I can’t tell you how many people have told me horror stories about working with contractors. They are notorious for being unreliable, stealing money, being sloppy, and generally difficult to work with. There ARE good contractors out there, you just have to dig for them!! A wise man once said “You can only have two: […]

  • 10 Lessons Learned in my 203k Renovation

    10 Lessons Learned in my 203k Renovation

    After all of my projects I like to evaluate how it went and put it down on paper. That way the next time I do something similar, I can remind myself of what to do or what not to do. I’ve compiled a few lessons learned – the hard way – through this renovation process, […]

  • Low Maintenance Desert Backyard in Vegas

    Low Maintenance Desert Backyard in Vegas

    This week I tackled a different kind of project; I drew plans to update a backyard in Las Vegas! The backyard is for a friend of my brother’s. She has a 14′ x 55′ rectangular backyard in the lower desert region of Las Vegas. I live in Philadelphia, where the backyards are also small but […]

Hi! I’m Kristy Pedersen. I’m renovating houses in Philadelphia and sharing the process one step at a time.