House Renovations Tag

4 Electrical Upgrades to Make this Fall

We love selecting design elements for homes - and we know you love to vote for your favorite designs!  We also know that what makes a home comfortable has more to do with what is behind the walls than what we see. Electrical systems don’t just...

The 4 R’s: Renovate, Remodel, Restore, Rehabilitate

How many homes have you flipped? It’s a question we get fairly often, and one that sometimes makes us cringe. House flipping became a popular term thanks to HGTV, but it doesn’t necessarily describe what we do with The House that Social Media Built (as well as...

Mike and Nicole’s Fish Flip Highlights

You did it again.  You helped us make The Fish Flip a success - from your winning votes to private messages about the history of the house to your support at the reveal party - you showed up big.  And it reminded us why we love to...

7 Tips for Interior Design

You’ve completed the major renovations. Maybe it was finishing the basement, installing hardwood floors, or designing a new kitchen layout.  Everything is clean and new, the paint is fresh, the floors are gleaming, and the room is… Empty.  Instead of stuffing in your old furniture and decor, take time...

5 Master Bathroom Trends in 2019

The master bath may be one of the smallest rooms in your home, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be luxurious. We spoke with Leisa Coyle, Bath and Tile Designer at Bender, to learn about some of the biggest trends for master bathrooms this year....

The Friendly Market: The History of House 7

At 329 Boston Street in Guilford, CT, a faded sign hidden by brush reads “Friendly Market.” The yard is overgrown and filled with debris, and the dilapidated interior feels lonely and abandoned. And yet, as we walked through this property for the first time, we could...

House Number 7: Votes, Videos, and a Reveal

We are back in Connecticut with House Number 7, which means we will be back to our regular schedule this Spring and Summer. This week, we gave three clues about where our next house is located. Do you have any guesses? Here is what you can...

Casual Dining: How to Make Your Dining Space Stand Out

Let’s face it: most people have scarfed down a meal while standing at the kitchen counter or in front of the TV. And we’ve probably all piled up papers or mail on the dining room table as well. What is it about a large table...

5 Home Design Don’ts

Mike and Nicole have been renovating houses together for eight years. Between Social Media Houses with input from your votes and Beyond the House renovations on other homes, they have torn apart and redesigned over 50 houses (and that’s not including spaces they’ve completed outside...

What is The House that Social Media Built?

The Idea It started out as an idea. Realtor Nicole White and Contractor Mike Ricco had been working together on flipping houses and putting them on the market. When Nicole wanted to start engaging more people in the process, the idea came: incorporate social media. As...