▶️ Redmond DIYers are finalists in national renovation challenge


Two Redmond renovators are in it to win it.

Hoping their self-taught skills in DIY projects will lead them to a $5,000 grand prize in a contest sponsored by Jeffrey Court Tiles and Home Depot.

Chelsea and Logan Johnson began taking on home renovations together in 2014 after buying their first home in Bend.

Shortly after they began showcasing their DIY work online, through their blog “Making Manzanita.”

“Our website at the time was focused on a lot of other things, then we just started focusing the website on sharing our renovations and teaching other people what we were learning along the way,” Chelsea said. 

After moving to Redmond, they got into this contest with only six weeks to completely transform their master bathroom, totaling around $13,000.

“We ripped everything out, took it down to the studs, and reconfigured the entire thing. We’ve got his and her dual-head showers over here.”

Chelsea says the biggest challenge was maximizing what used to be a small space – a task that clearly paid off in the end.

But the cherry on top a successful renovation would be a win against 10 other designers.

And and that $5,000.

“It would be such an honor, and I hope it would open new doors to working with more brands and some bigger opportunities if we did win,” she said. 

The Johnsons have a motto when it comes to their renovations: To make your house a home you love, regardless of skill level.

“Even if you don’t have a huge budget or a huge space, you can do little things and teach yourself everything you need to know.”

The competition ends in four days and you can cast your vote for the local couple here: Jeffrey Court Fall Renovation Challenge.


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