Balding Brothers featured in HGTV Magazine!

When you own a busy home renovation company, the only time to work on your own house is after the sun sets!

For most people, 6 p.m. means time to leave the office. But while Catherine and Nick Balding were renovating their Wilmington, NC, home, early evening meant just the opposite: Time to get to work! Luckily, the couple runs a remodeling company, Balding Brothers, so they were well-equipped to take on the job. For seven months, they spent most nights and weekends transforming their 1950s ranch from a wood-paneled mess into a cheery four-bedroom home. “We’d work until midnight during the week, then put in 14-hour days on Saturday and Sunday,” says Nick, who tackled most of the construction himself. The reno was so involved that the couple lived in a rental for the first two months. That level of dedication has its drawbacks: “We didn’t go out much,” says Nick. “Dinner was usually Domino’s pizza.” Adds Catherine, “I can’t say I’d do it the same way again. But the house turned out perfect for us.”