Learn­ing to DIY in the dig­i­tal age means there’s no short­age of info or in­spi­ra­tion. The Roberts fam­ily em­braced on­line tools to mas­ter the real ones.

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This cou­ple went on­line to mas­ter their home re­model.

If you think you can’t do a re­model your­self, you need to meet Bri and Wes Roberts. This fear­less cou­ple started with a sim­ple South Carolina home and a Pin­ter­est board of ideas. They didn’t have much skill or ex­pe­ri­ence, Bri says, but they sat on the sofa at night and watched YouTube videos over and over, study­ing the process, the pit­falls, and the tools un­til they had the con­fi­dence to start a project. With key as­sists from the home cen­ter, smart shop­ping strate­gies, and a sunny at­ti­tude, this redo was more than doable—it’s done.



A preppy melon and khaki green combo re­placed faded exterior paint.

Lat­tice made a big im­pact for lit­tle ef­fort:just cut, paint, at­tach.Wes and Bri Roberts painted the main levelbut left the sec­ond storyto a pro. A home cen­ter cut new stairtreads to length.

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