Kristen Mosier

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A home design and renovation enthusiast, Kristen Mosier has worked on editorial teams and served as a freelance writer for a variety of home improvement and women’s health publications. After living in tight New York City apartments for 17 years, Kristen is now enjoying renovating her house in the suburbs. When she’s not taking on renovation projects, you can find her on nature walks with her husband and three children or seeing clients in her second career as a marriage and family therapist.

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APRIL 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Manual Espresso Machines for Luxurious Coffee at Home

For coffee enthusiasts, making their morning brew is a ritual for the senses. Coffee connoisseurs who prefer a latte or a cappuccino in their mug may want to purchase an espresso machine....

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper Options for Your Home

Perfect for an accent wall or a room with a more playful design, removable wallpaper is a low-effort, high-impact means of updating your home’s look. Whether you’re a renter or you simply...

MARCH 20, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Pasta Makers for Fresh, Homemade Pasta

There’s nothing quite like freshly made pasta. Adding a pasta maker to your cooking paraphernalia allows home cooks to create restaurant-quality dishes that would make any Italian grandmo...

MARCH 9, 2021 | TUESDAY
Before & After: A Breakfast Nook Goes from Dated and Drab to Modern and Cozy

Who doesn’t love a cozy breakfast nook? I dreamt of having one in my home since my days of living in cramped New York City apartments, where each kitchen averaged about 10 square feet. Af...

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
9 Reasons Why DIY is Good for Your Well-Being, According to Science

Taking on home projects is not only good for your budget, it can also have lasting positive effects on your mental health.

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
Bye-Bye, Bulky Pitchers! My Under-Sink Water Filter is Here to Stay

For as long as I can remember, there’s been a large plastic pitcher taking up valuable real estate in my already overcrowded refrigerator. As a family of three we made it work, but once o...

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 | THURSDAY
Before & After: An Old Home Bar Gets a Budget Mudroom Makeover

The first time I stepped through the door of our home, I immediately noticed the wood-paneled bar off the entrance. It reminded me of a scene from the show Mad Men with major 60s and 70s ...

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Under Sink Water Filter for Healthy Drinking Water

Though the water in the U. S. is closely regulated and largely safe, it still may contain contaminants due to the pipes it travels through and chemicals used in the municipal filtration p...

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | MONDAY
Before & After: An Unused Storage Space Becomes a Secret Playroom Hideout

What kid wouldn’t love a secret playroom off his bedroom? From the first time we toured our house, I knew the extra storage space off a second bedroom was destined for something great. At...

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Photo Storage Options for Your Digital Memories

Gone are the days when a standard-size photo album could hold a year’s worth of photos. Now, thanks to smartphones and high-end digital cameras, the average person captures multiple image...