What to Remodel?

What to Remodel?

Start with the heart of the home. But it might take longer and cost more than you think… It has been an entire year since our worlds were turned upside down by a pandemic. An entire year of hunkering down in our homes — homes that have morphed into schools,...
House Projects to Start Now

House Projects to Start Now

With COVID-19 keeping so many of us at home for the past year looking at the same walls and furnishings even when we were “at work,” a lot of women are looking at their homes with an eye toward making changes. Some might have their 2020 busted travel budget to put...
Home Improvement, Women-Style

Home Improvement, Women-Style

Dana Willouby started her own business and loves the satisfaction of finishing a paint job. Louisville-based painting contractor Dana Willouby doesn’t think you should be surprised to see women leading the way when it comes to the traditionally male-dominated field of...
Power Women Creating New Homes

Power Women Creating New Homes

Woman Build projects with Habitat for Humanity bonds work force to help create a home for a woman in need. Submitted photo. At the construction site, rebar rises toward the sky from horizontal concrete slabs on the ground. Pallets of Tyvek Homewrap lay on the ground,...
Women Who Build Together

Women Who Build Together

On the welcoming front porch sit home builder (left) Tracee Dore and (right) homeowner Karen Miller. They sit on an old church pew that Karen refinished — stripping away nine layers of paint. The relationship between homeowner and contractor is a delicate one. Like...
Flipping Into a Functional Home

Flipping Into a Functional Home

On the first home Brenna Brooks and her father, Barlow Brooks, worked on together, they did the contracting themselves and quickly realized it wasn’t a “sustainable business model for us,” Brenna says. She confessed that the first house taught her a lot about...