011 – How to Make Your Forever Home, the Happiest Place to Be Within Budget

Reach Me Here: KT Thomas


How to Make Your Forever Home, the Happiest Place to Be Within Budget


In this episode, KT and Melissa discuss:

  • When should you spend a lot of money on renovations
  • Giving your home a facelift
  • What work you should avoid
  • Interior designers

Key Takeaways:

  • If you know you’re only going to be there for a year or two, don’t gut the kitchen if all you want to change is the aesthetic
  • Paint goes a long way to making a home feel fresher
  • Before you even talk to a designer about compensation, you should ask if they use a contract…. You always want a contract
  • Always know what a designer’s hourly rate is and how many hours they think it’ll take for them to finish the project


“Painting the cabinets or putting in new countertops… those simple things increase the resale value of your home.” – Melissa Hammond


Connect with Melissa Hammond:

Website: http://hammonddesign.net/

Email: melissa@hammonddesign.net

Phone: 974-474-9149



Connect with KT Thomas: https://ktsmoneymatters.com/


Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to Money



Show Notes by Show Producer: Anna Nygren


Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Let us help you prove it.

About the author, Kathleen

Kathleen Thomas, who often goes by KT, has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and understands the need for women to take control of their financial lives.

A Certified Investment Management Analyst, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Thomas earned her degrees in Finance and Political Science from Salem College.

Prior to founding NewDay Solutions, an independent Registered Advisor Firm, Thomas spent 20 years as a private wealth advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services. Many of her earliest clients continue to work with her.

Thomas is an avid long-distance runner and triathlon participant. She has completed the Boston Marathon seven times and the Ironman Distance Triathlon three times. She has volunteered as coach and mentor for Girls on the Run New Hampshire and Team in Training.

Raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Thomas now lives in Seabrook, New Hampshire, with her husband, John. They have one daughter.

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