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We are Kelsey and Noah Gibby, home renovators in Cincinnati, Ohio. Together we are transforming our house into a home one budget-friendly DIY project at a time. We share everything from our lifestyle to home renovations and decor choices. We are so excited you are here!

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Meet The Gibbys

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When you step into a high-end home, there’s often an immediate sense of elegance and sophistication. One design element that contributes significantly to this ambiance is wainscoting. Often referred to as the “timeless trim,” wainscoting has been a staple in upscale interiors for centuries, and its enduring appeal lies in its versatility and classic charm. […]

Wainscoting - The Timeless Trim


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Here is a quick DIY tutorial where we will show you how to turn your ordinary dry-walled fireplace into a stunning focal point using Elasto Shield. This innovative product allows you to achieve a concrete look without the hassle or expense of traditional materials. Follow along as we guide you through the step-by-step process to […]

faux cement finish diy fireplace


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As our little girl has grown and it was time to transition her out of her crib and into a big girl bed, we wanted to create a space that reflects her evolving personality and interests. For Reese, this was mermaids. She loves everything mermaid so we knew this would be the perfect theme for […]

big girl mermaid bedroom


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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to express your love than with a homemade treat? In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the delightful process of baking Valentine’s Day cookies and share creative ideas on how to package and gift them to make this day even more special. Now […]

A Guide to Baking and Gifting Valentine's Day Cookies


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Building a day bed for Reese’s mermaid room was challenging but rewarding. Noah’s background working as a carpenter in a custom cabinet shop certainly helped, but building unique furniture was a new test for us. Knowing we wanted to transition Reese from a crib to a ‘big girl bed’ and wanting something that fit the […]

making a day bed


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Noah and I have always loved to travel and explore new cities. But now with two young children, this can be a difficult task. One solution we have found that we love, is taking local staycations at hometown hotels. All we need is a good overnight babysitter and we can enjoy exploring new food, drink, […]

Lytle Hotel lobby


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In a world bustling with fast-paced lifestyles, finding the perfect gift that reflects thoughtfulness and practicality can be a challenge. When it comes to hosting gifts, the aim is to present something that not only adds to the host’s convenience but also enhances the ambiance of their home. One such delightful and versatile gift is […]

the perfect hosting gift - the simmer pot


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In the pursuit of relaxation and well-being, Noah and I decided to add an outdoor sauna on our property. Getting on a sauna can reap a lot of benefits, however with two little kids we don’t always have the time to go to a gym and use one. So we decided to bring the sauna […]

Installing DIY sauna


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We installed a stone patio in our backyard to hold our outdoor sauna, but there are a lot of different reasons someone may want to add a stone patio to their backyard. Transforming an outdoor space into a serene oasis often begins with the creation of a stone patio. A DIY stone patio not only […]

diy stone patio for our home sauna


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Flipping Houses is a thrilling adventure, filled with challenges and opportunities for creativity. In our latest project, we tackled the transformation of an old and dingy fireplace that desperately needed a makeover. From whitewashing the red brick to crafting a custom pine wood mantle, this DIY journey was both rewarding and educational. Whitewashing the Red […]

fireplace makeover


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As the holiday season approaches, the air is filled with the scent of cinnamon, ginger, and sugar. It’s a time of joy, celebration, and, of course, indulging in delicious treats. One delightful tradition that never goes out of style is the art of gifting cookies. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or someone who appreciates the […]

holiday cookies


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If you want to add charm and character to your space without breaking the bank, you’re in for a treat. Today, we’re diving into the world of board and batten accent walls – a simple yet effective way to elevate the style of any room. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and let’s turn […]

DIY board and batten accent wall


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Outside the greater Cincinnati area? No problem! We can assist virtually to give you the design guidance you need to create the space you have always dreamed of for your home.

Virtual Interior Design Services

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From Cincinnati or the surrounding areas? We’ll handle the design details and the heavy lifting. We are happy to help with everything from design decisions to complete renovations.

In-Person Home Design & Renovation

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