"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

Name: Rachel Andersen
Type of Project: Backyard Patio Renovation
Location: Tulsa, OK
Type of building: Single-family Ranch

The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here.

Rachel worked 3+ jobs all throughout high school and college, because she had a big dream: to buy a little place and make it into a home. Once she graduated, that dream became a reality when she purchased a cute little 1950s house....at the young of age 21! Over the past few years, she's renovated the interior, making it an inviting space for her large family and friends. Next up is the exterior, which she wants to make just as comfortable and welcoming as the inside.

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