Hi there! We’re Ashley and Daniel Bryant, the faces behind Home Like You Mean It. As a True Colour Expert and interior decorator, Ashley helps homeowners design their perfect home. As a licensed general contractor, Daniel gives step-by-step home renovation and DIY tutorials.

More about Ashley:

Hello and welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I started Home Like You Mean It alongside my husband, Daniel, in 2019 in hopes that this site would serve as a resource to homeowners, whether they are decorating, painting their home, remodeling or renovating.

I’ve always had a love for design and decorating, and renovating our dated 90s house has given me the canvas to fuel my passion. Along the way, I became increasingly frustrated with choosing paint colors for our home and sought out education by way of Maria Killiam’s True Colour Expert designation.

Ashley Bryant holding up a paint sample

It was during this intensive training that a light bulb went off for me and I began to see paint colors differently. Suddenly I was able to choose paint colors for my home easily! I began writing about paint colors extensively on my blog and those are still some of my best loved posts today. Here are some of my top paint color articles:

In the spring of 2023, I also stepped out of my comfort zone and launched a Youtube channel to better help my readers with paint color reviews. Soon, I’ll be adding home decor and documenting our home renovation progress to my channel, but for now, make sure to check out my page if you need help with paint colors!

Ashley Bryant in her modern farmhouse bathroom

If you’re more interested in home renovation and design, you might enjoy reading about our Modern farmhouse master bath renovation or see how we reworked our kids’ Bathroom/laundry room. Soon I’ll be revealing our upstairs flex space, and early in 2024, we’ll hopefully have our kitchen completed and I plan to document that on our blog.

My other half of Home Like You Mean It and husband, Daniel is a general contractor and provides readers with the correct, step-by-step do it yourself posts, so if you’re interested in some DIY projects, make sure to check those out.

Some of our how to and home renovation guides have been featured on Life Hacker, Mental Floss, The List, House Digest, Real Homes and more!

Keeping in touch

Email: Get in touch with me directly at ashley@homelikeyoumeanit.com
Social: Be sure to follow along on our Instagram, Youtube or Pinterest channels

Hire Me

Interested in e-design or a paint color consultation? I can help you virtually! Check out my e-design and paint color consultation services here to learn more about this process and to order. Please note, there is a minimum one week turn around for these services, so if you’re in need of quick advice, the best thing to do is to check out my YouTube channel or paint color reviews for more info!

More about Daniel:

In 2019, my wife Ashley, and I launched Home Like You Mean It. As a licensed General Contractor in the state of North Carolina for nearly 10 years, I give homeowners helpful how to DIY advice through step-by-step tutorials. Before I was a general contractor, I worked as a carpenter along side my dad for nearly 10 years. I enjoyed the time spent with him and learning the trade of carpentry from an expert.

Now, I work as a general contractor in North Carolina, specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodels, large-scale screened-in porches, custom cabinetry and more!

Daniel Bryant pictured in our home

When I’m not working on client’s homes or my own home, you can catch me drinking coffee and enjoying time with my family.

Some of my favorite projects I’ve completed in our home include:

Have a question about a tutorial you’ve seen on our site?

Email me: daniel@homelikeyoumeanit.com
Social: Be sure to follow along on our Instagram, Youtube or Pinterest channels

Daniel Bryant building board and batten in our home.

Thanks for being here! We hope this blog inspires you to add something beautiful to your home.