Stuck at home during lockdown, keeping busy with home improvement

Kristin Spitale, a wife and mom with two young kids, found herself feeling the monotony when the coronavirus lockdown smacked New Jersey in mid-March.

Wake up. Home-school. Make dinner. It was a far cry from her normal life which had included activities out with the kids, restaurant dinners and social gatherings. 

“We were sick of being in the house and doing the same thing every single day, so we decided to get constructive,” said Spitale, who lives in Shewsbury. “I was so bored that I just thought, ‘There are a lot of projects I always wanted to do — so