How To’s

Design Tips and Trends for Spring

Springtime means fresh flowers, warmer temperatures, and the perfect time to tackle those DIY projects to spruce up your home and add some curb appeal. From your bathroom to your front door handle, we’ve listed some design trends for 2017 below to help give you some inspiration for your next home improvement project.
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What You Need to Know about Lock Bumping

Nearly two-thirds of all residential break-ins leave no sign of entry, according to the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and Department of Justice. Lock picking and lock bumping are two such forms of stealth entry methods that will leave no visible sign of entry. As a homeowner, you want to be sure that your […]

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 […]

August 9th, 2016|Do It Yourself, How To's, Style, Style Experts|Comments Off on DIY Home Design: How to Freshen Up Your Home on a Budget with Martha of Hunter Road Homes

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 […]

June 17th, 2016|Do It Yourself, How To's, Innovation, Remote Access, Smart Locks, Style, Touchscreens and Keypads|Comments Off on The Not-so-New Smart Home: How to Blend Smart Home Technology and Your Traditional Home Decor

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 […]

May 11th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, How To's, Innovation, Keyless Entry, Re-Key, Smart Key, Smart Locks, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on DIY Smart Home: How-to-Install a Smart Lock with The Home Repair Tutor

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 […]

May 5th, 2016|Do It Yourself, How To's, Inside Kwikset, Style, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Five DIY Home Design Upgrades to Improve Curb Appeal

Think Ahead, Do the Research, Install Deadbolts with Kwikset SmartKey, and other Kwikset Tips for a Successful Rental Market Season

Rental market season is just around the corner and prepping your properties for new tenants is time consuming and can be a financial burden. Striking that perfect balance between quality and budget are crucial to starting off your new landlord-tenant relationship the right way.

Learning where to pinch pennies and where to spend big bucks […]

February 26th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, How To's, Internet of Things, Keyless Entry, Re-Key, Security, Smart Key, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Think Ahead, Do the Research, Install Deadbolts with Kwikset SmartKey, and other Kwikset Tips for a Successful Rental Market Season

DIY Smart Home: What is the best smart lock for you and your home?

Smart homes aren’t just for your tech-obsessed buddies anymore. Since bringing you Kevo, the first smart lock, in 2013, Kwikset has expanded our smart lock offerings to better fit your lifestyle with Kevo 2nd Gen, Kevo Convert and Kwikset Premis.

Smart home expert Carley K is no stranger to home technology or trendy design. Specializing […]

February 11th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, How To's, Innovation, Inside Kwikset, Internet of Things, Keyless Entry, Remote Access, Security, Smart Locks, Tips & Tricks, Touchscreens and Keypads|Comments Off on DIY Smart Home: What is the best smart lock for you and your home?

Four Steps to Unlocking Remote Access with Kevo Plus

How often have you driven out of your neighborhood, only to turn the car around to double check that your door is locked? When was the last time you left a key under the mat so your neighbor could water the plants while you were vacationing?

Now you can control your home security from the […]

Splurge or steal? 3 DIY home projects that give a high-end, modern look without breaking the bank

Doing your own home improvement projects is a great way to save money and still get the new look you desire. When you’re working on giving a traditional home a more modern feel, it can be tempting to splurge – but you don’t have to. It is possible to “steal” great looks for a […]

September 19th, 2015|Do It Yourself, How To's, Inside Kwikset, Security, Style, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Splurge or steal? 3 DIY home projects that give a high-end, modern look without breaking the bank