DIY Home Design: How to Freshen Up Your Home on a Budget with Martha of Hunter Road Homes

Are you getting tired of your home’s design but too worried about breaking the bank to update the décor?

Martha of design build team, Hunter Road Homes, is an interior design expert with plenty of experience achieving a custom style no matter the budget. Martha shares four quick tips to DIY home design that will […]

The Not-so-New Smart Home: How to Blend Smart Home Technology and Your Traditional Home Decor

Blending smart home technology with traditional home decor can be challenging.  Whether your home is rustic, traditional or country chic, combining trendy smart home technology with your home decor takes an eye for detail and careful planning. Look for products that are more traditional in design, compliment your home’s color scheme, and are smaller […]

Lock Up A Spot in His Heart: Father’s Day Gifts for Every Dad Featuring DIY-install and Smart Home Gadgets

Are you feeling the Father’s Day gift-giving pressure? We get it and are here to help with a Father’s Day gift-giving guide featuring the perfect Kwikset door hardware for any dad.

Kwikset offers a range of door hardware to satisfy every type of dad. Whether your father is passionate about technology or an avid DIY […]

Martha and Alex of Hunter Road Homes Share DIY Home Improvement Tips With Kwikset

Meet Martha and Alex of Hunter Road Homes. The young design build team in Chicago, Ill., share how they use Kwikset locks to design spaces that people love coming home to.

The recently married duo met in fifth grade, and over the years, discovered that their skills, designs and lives complemented each other. Alex and […]

DIY Smart Home: How-to-Install a Smart Lock with The Home Repair Tutor

Disclosure: Kwikset has provided monetary compensation and products for installation by The Home Repair Tutor.

Are you interested in smart locks but unsure of how to install them? Are you worried that it will take more than a day or require professional installation? Jeff Patterson, The Home Repair Tutor and DIY handyman expert, shows […]

Five DIY Home Design Upgrades to Improve Curb Appeal

Spring, the time of year for growth and renewal, is the perfect time to try some easy DIY home design upgrades and outdoor projects to boost your home’s curb appeal. With the help of simple upgrades like installing new front door hardware or adding beautiful color elements to your entryway, you can get the […]

Behind My Door: Thistlewood Farms

Welcome to our very first Behind My Door blog post.

In our new Behind My Door series, we will take a peek behind the front doors of style experts, DIY-doers and tech-lovers to learn more about what makes Kwikset the right choice for them.

To kick off the Behind My Door series, KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms […]

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DIY Smart Home: 3 Easy Ways to Turn Any Home into a Smart Home

According to a recent Coldwell Banker survey, 2016 is the year for the smart home. From refrigerators and thermostats to lights and locks, it seems like almost all household items are smarter and more convenient.

Interested in adding smart automation tech to your home but don’t know where to start? Consider these three easy ways […]

Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock Now Works with SkyBell HD Video Doorbell for Better Home Security & Automation

Since launching the Kevo, our Touch-to-Open™ Smart Lock, in October 2014 our team has been hard at work to bring even more functionality to your wireless home automation and security system. Android compatibility, wearables, doorbells, and thermostats have all been on our list of products to integrate with, and today we’re excited to announce our […]

Kwikset and KB Home partner to build custom smart homes with Kevo

Our partner, KB Home, specializes in building semi-custom homes that meet the specific needs of each homeowner. From the structure of the space to the hardware and products that fill it, the homes are designed to fit each person’s lifestyle and design style. That’s why they built their Skylar community in Los Angeles with […]