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Emmett Gibson

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Perfectly Smooth Walls: A Skim Coating Tutorial

Perfectly Smooth Walls: A Skim Coating Tutorial - Hi friends, Emmett here! Sarah mentioned she gets a lot of questions about drywall finishing, the texture of the walls in our home, and how to achieve those perfectly smooth walls. I’ve been plugging away on our home office renovation and of course- the designer (aka my wife) requested a level 5 drywall finish… which basically means she wants perfectly smooth walls. That’s always her preference, if possible. I thought it would be helpful to share some visuals and tips for achieving that super smooth finish with a quick skim coating tutorial. Click through for some helpful tips, finishing vocab (to pass along to your contractor, if you’re using one), and some tricks for achieving quality craftsmanship. Continue Reading

10 Home Project Budgeting & Money Tips -

10 Home Project Budgeting & Money Tips

Serious topic for a Tuesday, I know… but this is another popular reader request and a necessary discussion that comes with renovating. I hate talking about numbers, I hate having a budget (don’t we all?), and excel sheets make my…

interiors & styling

Surround Sound in the Living Room

Hi guys! Emmett here. It’s been awhile since I last posted on Room for Tuesday, but I’m back with a common debate. Based on the content of the title you can imagine Sarah has zero interest in this topic. However, I…


A Big Design Battle : Surround Sound

So here we are. Sarah and I have just sold our current home and have bought a new one in SLC (she’s officially posting allllll about that next week). I couldn’t wait to share a little project I’ve been scheming…

exterior & outdoor living plants & gardening

Landscaping 101

Hi guys! Emmett here. Sarah told me you all requested a guest post on my favorite topic… landscaping 101. Sarah’s the houseplant whiz and I’m sort of the outdoor plant guy. One thing I find myself doing weekend after weekend, even…