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I am a licensed Realtor and DIY home makeover-er with a background in teaching everyone from 6-12, university students, and adult professionals.

I am here to empower YOU to make your design a reality! I teach you how to make the best financial and aesthetic moves for the scope of your project. We will maximize your ROI. Even if you aren't planning on selling your home, think of the equity you will gain in a short time!

Becca McLagen

The DIY Hallway Wainscoting Project DIY design projects can be tricky. I constantly find myself designing around these questions: Can I do this project on my own? Will I have to learn a new skill? How much money do I have? How much time do I have? The answer to these four questions shapes my […]

The DIY Hallway Wainscoting Project

Camp Miller, DIY Tutorials, Project Portfolio

March 14, 2021

The DIY Hallway Wainscoting Project DIY design projects can be tricky. I constantly find myself designing around these questions: Can I do this project on my own? Will I have to learn a new skill? How much money do I have? How much time do I have? The answer to these four questions shapes my […]

The DIY Hallway Wainscoting Project

Camp Miller, DIY Tutorials, Project Portfolio

March 14, 2021

Bang for the Buck- How I DIY’ed an Entire Kitchen Island Ok, confession time: I do not like spending money. Actually, to clarify, I don’t like over-spending. I like a bargain, I love a profit, and I care about spending my hard-earned dollars in meaningful ways. It’s important that you know that about me as […]

DIY Kitchen Island for Under $100

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August 13, 2019

Bang for the Buck- How I DIY’ed an Entire Kitchen Island Ok, confession time: I do not like spending money. Actually, to clarify, I don’t like over-spending. I like a bargain, I love a profit, and I care about spending my hard-earned dollars in meaningful ways. It’s important that you know that about me as […]

DIY Kitchen Island for Under $100

Project Portfolio

August 13, 2019

Goodbye Carpet- Hello Laminate!   Installing laminate wood floors was one of the first things we did at the Little River House. The FIRST thing we did was remove the stinky old carpet in preparation. I remember that first night very clearly. We signed all of our closing documents downtown, grabbed the keys, and sprinted […]

Installing Laminate Wood Floors

Project Portfolio

August 5, 2019

Goodbye Carpet- Hello Laminate!   Installing laminate wood floors was one of the first things we did at the Little River House. The FIRST thing we did was remove the stinky old carpet in preparation. I remember that first night very clearly. We signed all of our closing documents downtown, grabbed the keys, and sprinted […]

Installing Laminate Wood Floors

Project Portfolio

August 5, 2019

  We Flipped Our First House— Here’s How   I have spent years obsessively watching shows about home renovation. Hometown, Fixer Upper, Rehab Addict, Grand Designs, Income Property, Property Brothers, House Hunters Renovation, Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Stone House Revival, oh my god all the things. The amount of life I’ve exchanged for this kind of […]

A Year’s Salary With One House Flip

Investing, Project Portfolio, Real Estate

June 26, 2019

  We Flipped Our First House— Here’s How   I have spent years obsessively watching shows about home renovation. Hometown, Fixer Upper, Rehab Addict, Grand Designs, Income Property, Property Brothers, House Hunters Renovation, Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Stone House Revival, oh my god all the things. The amount of life I’ve exchanged for this kind of […]

A Year’s Salary With One House Flip

Investing, Project Portfolio, Real Estate

June 26, 2019

How to Buy a House in a Hot Market

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