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The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast

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Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?” It doesn’t have to be that way! We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?” It doesn’t have to be that way! We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

Location:

New York, NY

Networks:

Radio America

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Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?” It doesn’t have to be that way! We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

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@moneypit

Language:

English

Contact:

1-888-666-3974


Episodes

Best Outdoor Kitchen Brick | Protect Your Windows from Birds | Best Power-washing Sealer | Ep #2207

5/23/2022
SHOW NOTES: Building an outdoor kitchen may be on your “someday” list. But someday could be today thanks to a new type of very affordable modular brick. Find out how building a complete outdoor kitchen could be as easy as stacking blocks. It’s always nice to hear the sounds of birds around your home - unless it’s he sound of a bird crashing into your window! Bird strikes are surprisingly common. We’ll share tips on how to protect your feathered friends. If your Spring Cleaning includes power...

Duration:00:37:03

Landscaped Privacy Screens | Best Woods for New Deck | Catch Leaks-in-the-Making | Ep #2206

5/19/2022
SHOW NOTES: Want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in your backyard but keep OUT of the public eye? Tom and Leslie share the best ways to plant privacy screens as a natural option over fencing. Building a new deck is a great way to start really enjoying your outdoor spaces, but what exactly is the right TYPE of wood to use? We walk you through the four most common options to help you chose the best decking at a great price. By the time most of us spot a roof leak, the water is usually dripping...

Duration:00:35:46

How to Build a Butterfly Garden | Big Paint Projects Made Easy | Fun Spring Flooring Trends | Ep #2205

5/16/2022
SHOW NOTES: Butterflies are one of the best parts of spring and summer and attracting them to your means you’ll have an army of pollinators working hard in your garden. We share the top 5 flowers that will encourage them to make your home, their home. Are you ready to take on a big paint project this Spring like a deck, a fence or even the entire exterior of your house? It’s become a lot easier to do. We walk you through new high-efficiency airless paint sprayers. Right about now we are in...

Duration:00:33:50

Easiest Way to Build Your Outdoor Kitchen | DIY Storm Prevention | Best Anti-Slip Product | Ep #2204

5/12/2022
SHOW NOTES: Outdoor kitchens have never been more popular -- but cooking and dining outside require special recipes of their own. We’ll have tips for easiest way to build an amazing outdoor kitchen. Spring storms can turn everyday objects into projectiles that can-do serious damage to your home. Learn how a DIY inspection that can help you spot small repairs before they grow into big problems. Did you know that slips and falls cause more than 1 million visits to the emergency room each year?...

Duration:00:37:41

Fast Start to a Healthy Green Lawn | State of the Pro Report | Deck Staining Tips | Ep #2203

5/9/2022
SHOW NOTES: Are you green with envy over your neighbor’s lush lawn? We’ll share tips to help you catch up and get started on a healthy green lawn. In their first ever State of the Pro Report, Lowes polled their pros to learn which projects are in demand for 2022, shifts in projects being completed by DIY vs. Pros. The result offer a great roadmap for both pros and the consumers who are planning projects this year Spring cleaning isn’t just for indoor rooms. Now is also the time to spruce up...

Duration:00:35:54

How to Add 5 Years to Roof Life Without Replacement | Smartest Outdoor Projects for Home Value | Best Backup Heat | Ep #2202

5/5/2022
SHOW NOTES: If your roof is more than 10 or 15 years old, we share a new product that can add 5 years of life to your roof with a single treatment. Are you planning a project to improve your outdoor living but want to be sure the project makes your home more valuable? We’ll share the details on a project that can deliver years of enjoyment along with great ROI when it comes time to sell. If you’ve lost heat this past winter and thinking about installing a backup system, we’ve got...

Duration:00:35:41

Roof Inspection Time | Working With Contractors During Inflation | Laundry Room Hazards | Ep #2201

5/2/2022
SHOW NOTES: Winter's harsh winds, snow, and ice can weaken your roof, allowing heavy spring rains to seep through. That’s why now is the perfect time for a roof inspection. We show you how! Just last month, the average national price for regular gas reached its highest price EVER!!! That strain is impacting the costs of home improvement. We’ll share tips on how to work with contractors during these unusual times. The laundry room might seem safe enough, but anywhere there’s extreme heat and...

Duration:00:36:08

Quick Colorful Gardens | Bright Ideas for Under Cabinet lighting | Earth-Friendly Improvements That Save Money | Ep #2200

4/28/2022
SHOW NOTES: Are you looking forward to having a colorful Spring flower garden? We share tips on the quickest way to get those bright colors blooming, no matter where you live. If you find that your cakes are salty and your meatloaf is sweet –you might need better lighting in your kitchen! We’ll share tips to brighten the space – and maybe even make you a better cook! We highlight some of our favorite earth-friendly home improvement ideas this hour, to help you save energy, water and money!...

Duration:00:36:13

Sprinkler Set-Up for Greenest Lawns | 5 Tips for Fantastic Fences | How to Avoid Fungus-Growing Mulch! | Ep #2199

4/25/2022
SHOW NOTES: If you're hoping for a lush, green lawn, now is the perfect time to set up your sprinkler system for success. We’ll explain how to dial it in for water efficiency and effectiveness. Building a fence is a great way to improve your home’s curb appeal, home value and keep out the wildlife. Whether it’s a project you want to do yourself – or one you’d plan to hire out for – we’ll share 5 tips to help make sure your fence project is a success! Mulch is an important element to any...

Duration:00:36:21

Clutter Busting Tips | Green Up Your Lawn for Spring | Termites vs. Rot: What’s Eating Your House | Ep #2198

4/21/2022
SHOW NOTES: How’s that Spring cleaning going? A cluttered home can definitely leave you feeling stressed. But clearing the deck of clutter is not something that has to take a huge commitment of time. We’ve got 5 clutter busting tips that can help Are you green with envy over your neighbor’s lush lawn? We’ll help you catch up with Spring lawn care tips to get started on a healthy green lawn. Got Rot? Or is that Termites! Damaged wood can detract from your home’s value. But to make the fix,...

Duration:00:37:51

Kid-Friendly Gardens | Roof Replacement Options | Pet-Proof Decorating Ideas | Ep #2197

4/18/2022
SHOW NOTES: Looking for family-friendly outdoor activities for you and your little ones? Creating a kid-friendly garden is a great way to get the whole family involved in a fun project! We share some ideas to get started. Spring is a great time to evaluate your roof before big storms happen. If it looks like it’s ready for replacement, don’t plan on that big expense just yet. Tom & Leslie share a much less expensive way to extend its life. Are messy pets creating a decorating dilemma? Are...

Duration:00:40:05

Deck Design Disasters | 10 Most Hated Cleaning Chores! | Hidden Cost of New Appliances | Ep #2196

4/14/2022
SHOW NOTES: Are you ready to add a deck to your backyard for the warmer weather ahead? One simple yet surprisingly simple deck design mistake can lead to a disastrous deck collapse! Find out what’s needed to stay safe and secure. Spring cleaning is not the most popular project but did you there’s now a Top 10 List for the Most Hated Cleaning Jobs? We’ll share the chores most people would like to avoid. If you’re ready to shop for new appliances, did you know there are actually TWO price tags...

Duration:00:36:31

Spool Pool: Perfect Fit For Small Spaces | Best Filters for Allergies | Restore a Driveway in a Weekend | Ep #2195

4/11/2022
SHOW NOTES: If you'd love to have a backyard pool but are short of backyard space, I have two words for you: Spool Pool! Learn how to combine the benefits of a pool and spa in one very refreshing backyard feature. Breathing allergy-free air inside your home is more important than ever this time of year. We’ll share ways to make sure the air INSIDE your home is as clean as possible to avoid all that allergy misery! Is your driveway worn, chipped or suffer from nasty oil stains? Tom & Leslie...

Duration:00:33:00

Big Impact Low-Cost Decorating Hacks | Step-by-Step Firepit Build | Building a Deck: DIY or Go Pro? | Ep #2194

4/7/2022
SHOW NOTES: Refreshing your home with new décor for the season is fun – but sometimes the costs add up! If you’re not sure if your budget is ready to handle the hit, we’ve got 5 hacks to help save lots of money decorating your home sweet home. Backyard fire pits are a popular project for Spring – and build one is a project you can do yourself! We walk you through, step-by-step and block-by-block! Adding a backyard deck is one sure-fire way to increase your home's living space. But is...

Duration:00:32:57

Energy Savers that Sell Homes Faster | Latest Smart Home Product Tech| Easy Ways for Warm Floors | Ep #2193

4/4/2022
SHOW NOTES: If you’ve you made energy saving improvements to your home, those improvements could just help you sell your home even more quickly than the competition. We’ll explain how to capture this added value. Throughout the pandemic, smart home products have become more popular as more people than ever are working from home and using their living spaces in new ways. We'll share the latest innovations. There is nothing worse than stepping foot on a cold icy floor! We share the best ways...

Duration:00:34:25

Amazing Low-Cost Granite Countertops | Engineered Hardwood Floors | Best Paint? Latex vs. Oil | Ep #2192

3/31/2022
SHOW NOTES: Adding a beautiful new granite top is a great way to add a little luxury to your kitchen, but granite or stone tops are expensive! We’ll share a less costly alternative that looks just as good. If you love the look of real hardwood but don’t have the budget to manage it, Engineered Hardwood may be a perfect solution. We’ll explain the options. When you take on a painting project, latex paint is the way to go most of the time – but not always. We explain when oil-based paint is...

Duration:00:35:25

Features Home Buyers Hate | Energy Saving Tips for Appliances | Best Spring Flowers for Your Region | Ep #2191

3/28/2022
SHOW NOTES: Planning on selling your home this spring while the market is still hot? Some home features are pretty much guaranteed to turn-off buyers. We’ll share what to avoid or to change before the first potential buyer shows up. Did you know that your appliances may be quietly draining electricity - all day, every day - even when they are turned off? We’ll share solutions to save all that wasted money. Plus, can’t wait for all those spring flowers to bloom? We help, with tips on how to...

Duration:00:35:12

Spring Deck Prep | Affordable Updates to Boost Home Office Productivity | Tax Deductible Improvements | Ep #2190

3/24/2022
SHOW NOTES: With Spring just ahead, is your deck ready? Sun, rain and even insects can damage your deck’s surface, but a good finish can help keep Mother Nature from ruining your deck surface. Tom & Leslie walk you through the project. These days, we spend more time than ever in home offices. We’ll share a couple simple and affordable updates to make your home office space comfortable and productive. It’s almost tax time again – while we’re not tax experts we DO have a pretty good handle on...

Duration:00:35:30

Storm-Proof Your Roof for Spring | Best Filters for Allergy Sufferers | Toughest Eco-Friendly Floors | Ep #2189

3/21/2022
SHOW NOTES: Spring is the season of big rainstorms. We’ll have tips on how to make sure your roof is ready for the deluge! Prevent sneezing by replacing air condition filters before allergy season kicks in! Before allergy season kicks in, it’s a good idea to replace the air filter in your heating and cooling system. We’ll share a nifty little device that costs about a dollar and reminds you exactly when that needs to happen. When it comes to floors, it’s easier than ever to be eco-friendly....

Duration:00:38:12

Lighting Up Your Landscape | Underdeck Ceilings | Learning Your Homes History | Ep #2188

3/17/2022
SHOW NOTES: If you’d like to step up the look of your home’s exterior, a good lighting design can help. We’ll share tips on what you need to know to get that project done. Spaces under decks can be dark, dirty wastelands. But if your deck is a 2nd story, there are lots of ways to add an underdeck ceiling that drains rainwater passing through and really cleans up the look below. If you live in an old house, finding out when your house was built, who lived there, and what changes happened over...

Duration:00:37:28