As a teenager, Lisabeth helped her father with remodeling projects on the family home before she began working on home improvement projects for extra cash as a teenager: taping drywall, painting and landscaping maintenance. Later, she worked as a laborer an then apprentice for several independent contractors doing mainly framing, roofing and finish work, specializing in cultured stone application before becoming project manager for a residential construction company in Minnesota. Lisabeth then designed and built her own homestead-style house and a friend's 2700 sq. ft. northwoods vacation chalet from the ground up. Lisabeth has written many helpful articles on home improvement for the do-it-yourselfer. From home decorating projects to asphalt shingle installation, Lisabeth provides step-by-step guidance and handy tips for a wide variety of home improvement and construction projects.