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Brian Kelsey
Recognized as a home renovation/design source and authority in the field for more than a decade, licensed home improvement contractor Brian Kelsey can be seen and heard regularly giving out advice on an array of media outlets. SEE him on his national television show, "Kelsey On The House" on NBC's COZI TV Network. You have HEARD him co-host "Morning Living" for 2 years - a daily 4 hour radio talk show, live and nationwide on "Martha Stewart Living Radio" on SiriusXm Satellite Radio. SEE him and his work on television on The Martha Stewart Show, The Today Show, HGTV, DIY, The Nate Berkus Show and on his online video series "Kelsey On The House". READ about him on features in,, JS Journal, and more. RECOGNIZE his voice on voice-over's from NBC, HGTV, HBO, and countless radio stations around the world. Visit for more.

Entries by Brian Kelsey

Renovate for Rent

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 3:17 PM

A year and a half ago, my (then) wife and I realized the inevitable: we needed to get a divorce. While it was mutual and we are the best of friends, I was suddenly faced with the reality of having to find a place to live suitable for myself and...

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Den Upgrade

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 6:33 PM

Once upon a time, there was a small den, stuck in 1972. My job? Bring it to at least 2000!

It started with pulling up the carpet and padding. From there, I had to pull up the tack strips around the perimeter of the room -- they hold the carpet...

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Shopping for Furniture Online

(2) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 10:18 AM

Like many of you, online shopping is a regular part of the way we do business. But, what about furniture online? I love buying furniture and accessories online, as the choices are endless! A few of my favorites are listed below, but there are things to keep in mind when...

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The "Aluminum Aircraft" Look (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 5:58 PM

How many times have you seen an expensive piece of furniture and thought, "I can make that"? Not often? Never? Here is one example of how you can take inspiration from a catalog, and get the look for less. MUCH less. In this case, I love this old aircraft aluminum...

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A Simple Way To Change The Design Of Your Room

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 1:22 PM

One of the best ways to change the design of a room, is to add an accent wall. The easiest way to accomplish this of course is to paint one wall a contrasting color. Other ideas... apply antique wood, by either using an adhesive or simply nailing into the studs....

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Updating Your Fireplace Surround (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 4:29 PM

If you have ever looked at your fireplace surround, and said "... Eh," there are things you can do to remedy the situation.

If you have exposed brick, you can paint the brick; just use a roller with a thick nap to make sure you get in in all the...

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How to Apply Wood Veneer

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 5:01 PM

For some, the idea of applying a wood veneer seems daunting. Well, it shouldn't be! Wood veneer can instantly change any object quickly and easily. In this episode of "Kelsey On The House," I'll show you a basic veneering technique that you can apply to your next project.

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VIDEO: Reclaimed Design Inspiration

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 12:01 PM

One of my favorite things to do in my projects, is to add old architectural items. Things like old windows, doors, posts, wood... anything that will add super cool character to your home. In the episode of Kelsey On The House, I show you some of my past projects, that...

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Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2012 | 2:03 PM

You love your kitchen, but not your kitchen cabinets. It's a common problem and one that can be solved in one weekend! How? By simply painting them, and updating the hardware.

The first step is to asses the condition of your cabinetry, and what it is made from. Most cabinets...

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DIY Idea: Making New Wood Look Old

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 7:13 PM

When I built this kitchen island, I wanted it to look old; a common request from many of my clients. Achieving the "old" look can be done in many ways, however I have created my own method that seems to work just perfect!

First, you will need to 'age' the...

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