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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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 Filters of 2021

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...

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
15 Amazing Black Architects Who Shaped Our Skylines

These architects overcame racial barriers to become pioneers in their field, paving the way for generations to follow.

JANUARY 6, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
11 Tips for Making Your Home More Conducive to Meditation

Whether you’re considering meditation or already have a regular routine, creating a calming space in your home can offer a respite from stressors of the outside world.

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Pressure Canners for Saving Produce

You’re not alone if you find yourself regularly throwing out wilted greens or a spoiled zucchini you had great intentions of sautéing. If you love gardening or participating in farm share...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Can Crushers for Your Recyclables

If you go through a lot of aluminum cans in your home or you entertain a lot, you may want to consider a can crusher. This handy kitchen item can significantly reduce the amount of space ...

DECEMBER 28, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Vacuums for Stairs of 2021

Vacuuming stairs regularly will help them look good while extending the lifespan of carpeting and runners. Between risers, treads, and stair noses, plenty of dust and debris gets caught i...

DECEMBER 16, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Stovetop Cleaners for Kitchen Messes

If you’ve ever cooked tomato sauce or fried chicken on your stovetop, then you’ve likely had to clean up the resulting mess of spills and splatters. It doesn’t help that the heat from the...