Hi there!  I’m Karrie Trowbridge, the voice behind maker of home.  Welcome to my little corner of the internet where I share both my personal and professional creative endeavors that revolve around all things home improvement.

I was born with a creative brain and a maker’s heart.  I’m an interior designer and own a construction company in Bend, Oregon with my family.

This is me.  I’m married to a great guy and we have 3 amazing sons!  I love the outdoors and have been a tomboy my whole life. It definitely seems to make sense that I’m often surrounded by males at work and at home.  We’ve lived in Bend for 17 years…. In 8 different houses: 2 of which we fully gutted and remodeled, and 2 that were my own personal designs and builds. My husband Patrick is a real estate broker and investor.  We’ve subdivided and developed property, as well as built spec homes and flipped houses.  We’re a team.  He’s the property finder and I’m the designer and contractor that makes them functional and pretty.

This photo was taken at the end of filming a home renovation pilot episode for HGTV.  We hope that it will air this summer or fall.  If you’d like to be notified when this is going to air, please subscribe to this blog, or follow me on Instagram or Facebook @makerofhome.

If you’re looking for a super knowledgable real estate team, click here to be redirected to my husbands website.

Thanks so much for stopping by!