Episode 30

Exterior Renovation Trends in 2021

Published on: 16th December, 2020

The exterior home is the face shown to the world, but how often do people consider changing the look of their home to express their personalities? Kriss Swint of Royal Building Products discusses exterior renovations and what they can do for your property.

Check out their very helpful website at www.royalbuildingproducts.com

you'll find design tools and a great blog- worth exploring!

About this episode's guest, Kriss Swint:

Kriss is the Director of Marketing Communications at Royal Building Products and the Managing Editor of LiveAbode.com, Royal’s exterior design inspiration blog. Kriss joined Royal Building Products as the Advertising Manager and quickly moved into the Director of Marketing role. She serves as a creative visionary, naming and branding Royal’s new colors, while directing the development of integrated marketing campaigns. Recently, she led the company’s “Build Royal” brand positioning efforts in the lead up to the brand’s 50th anniversary in 2020. Prior to joining Royal Building Products, Kriss spent 13 years at Exterior Portfolio by Crane, before it was acquired by Royal in 2011. Kriss lives in Columbus Ohio with her husband and two daughters.

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About the Podcast

Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven
the professionals discuss all aspects of home renovations
Are you planning a home renovation and worried that you don’t know what you are doing? Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational and entertaining podcast that will ease your fears. Join architect Katharine MacPhail as she interviews contractors, vendors, other architects and homeowners and gathers tips and cautionary tales about home renovations. Learn about materials, what to expect, what to avoid and how to make the most of the money that you will spend on your renovation.
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Katharine MacPhail

Katharine White MacPhail, Principal at dEmios Architects in Arlington, MA has been
working on residential projects of all sizes in the greater Boston area since 1996. She is
sought after for her ability to turn residential projects around quickly, and for her
competent yet light-hearted approach to architecture. Her specialty is transforming the
older homes so prevalent in Massachusetts, bringing them to the next level without
sacrificing their character. MacPhail shares her knowledge and experience through her
renovation seminars and now her podcast.
MacPhail is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a
Leed Accredited Professional. She received a Master of Architecture from Southern
California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in January of 1996. While at SCI-Arc,
she pursued projects and theory related to the study of the architecture of the
"everyday". Upon completing her MArch, Katharine was an adjunct studio instructor
for the Department of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Katharine also holds a BA in Art History from Mount Holyoke College where she fell
in love with classical antiquities and later completed some graduate work in Historic
Preservation at Boston University before pursuing a career in architecture. MacPhail
has been involved with local politics for a number of years, and just finished 13
years of homeschooling her 3 children, plans parties and events for a number of
non-profit groups, serves as the Secretary for the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club and
plays with the Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. She is the manager for the all-girl
Celtic string quintet Scottish Fish.