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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!

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New York, NY

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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

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English

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1-888-666-3974


Episodes

Upgraded Gutters | Healthier Insulation | Waterproofing Shower Windows | Ep #2243

9/26/2022
SHOW NOTES: Upgraded Gutters: Find out how installing and maintaining better gutters help manage water drainage and prevent damage inside and outside your home. Healthier Insulation: Indoor air quality begins with healthy products inside your walls. We share info on safe, reliable, and convenient fiberglass insulation. Shower Windows: Old homes often have shower windows. Learn how to keep bathroom window interiors dry to avoid the spread of moisture and mold. Plus, answers to your home...

Duration:00:36:07

Preparing for Storm Season | Hard-to-Paint Surfaces | Composting Tips | Ep #2242

9/22/2022
SHOW NOTES: Storm Preparation: Is your home prepared for storm season? Take some important steps to avoid damage and power failure when severe weather strikes. Painting Challenges: Some surfaces, such as vinyl siding and cast-iron tubs, can be hard to paint. We’ve got advice on refinishing difficult surfaces. Composting Tips: Fall is a great time to use all those grass clippings and leaves to start a compost pile. Find out what’s needed and how to do it. Plus, answers to your home...

Duration:00:35:28

DIY or Hire a Pro? | House Insulation | Time Spent on Home Maintenance | Ep #2241

9/19/2022
SHOW NOTES: Hiring a Contractor: Should you DIY or hire a pro for your home project? Learn how to decide whether doing it yourself is a good idea. House Insulation: Adding insulation is the best way to save on home heating and cooling costs. Find out new options to make it an easier DIY project. Home Maintenance: Do all those home maintenance projects seem like they never end? Here’s how much time most homeowners spend doing them each year. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions....

Duration:00:37:52

Trex Transcend Deck Kit Tips | Hot Water Recirculating Pumps | Air Purifiers | Ep #2240

9/15/2022
SHOW NOTES: Building a Deck: If you’re planning to build a new composite deck this fall, we’ve got tips on the Trex Transcend Deck Kit to make it an easy DIY project. Hot Water Recirculating Pumps: Tired of waiting for the water to heat up for your morning shower? Learn how to save time, money, and water with a hot water recirculating pump. Air Purifiers: When it comes to odors in your home, you want to eliminate them rather than just cover them up. Find out the advantages of using an...

Duration:00:35:41

DIY Childproofing Tips | Paying for Home Renovations | How to Repair Concrete | Ep #2239

9/12/2022
SHOW NOTES: Childproofing: Are you overlooking ways to keep your child safe at home? We’ve got some important and easy childproofing tips. Home Renovation Costs: It may be easier to renovate an old home rather than buy a new one, but home renovation costs can be expensive. Hear some advice on how to pay for your home projects. Concrete Repair: Chipped, cracked, or worn-out concrete is a common problem that often needs repeated repairs. We’ll tell you how to fix concrete the right way the...

Duration:00:36:14

Insulating Your Attic | Patio Heater Options | Buying a Foreclosed Home | Ep #2238

9/8/2022
SHOW NOTES: Attic Insulation: Did you know attic insulation is the single most cost-effective way to keep your home comfy and cut energy costs? Find out how to insulate your house from the top down. Patio Heaters: Would you like to enjoy your outdoor living space even after the weather turns chillier? Learn about some great patio heater options to extend your outdoor entertainment season. Foreclosed Homes: With home prices so expensive, you may be tempted to buy a foreclosed home to get a...

Duration:00:34:30

Smart Homes Made Easy | Improved Insulation | Optimizing Small Home Office Space | Ep #2237

9/5/2022
SHOW NOTES: Smart Home Devices: How hard is it to create a smart home? We’ll look at popular new devices to make your home smarter, safer, more convenient, more energy-efficient, and more fun! Improved Insulation: Installing fiberglass insulation is now easier and less itchy with a new product that’s strong, yet soft as cotton. Find out what it is, just in time to insulate your home for fall and winter. Home Office Space: Working from home in a small space can be a challenge. We’ve got ideas...

Duration:00:33:50

Planning a Bathroom Remodel | Disposal of Used Building Materials | DIY Paint Spraying | Ep #2236

9/1/2022
SHOW NOTES: Bathroom Remodel: Are you planning a bathroom remodel? We’ve got important tips to stay on schedule and on budget while reducing stress. Disposal of Used Building Materials: Once you’ve finished that renovation project, how do you get rid of old appliances and used materials? Here are some helpful suggestions. Paint Spraying: If you’re tackling a big painting project, an airless paint sprayer can help you get the job done in a third of the time. Find out our recommendations to...

Duration:00:33:53

Planning a Home Addition | Standby Generators | Worst Mold-Causing Household Item | Ep #2235

8/29/2022
SHOW NOTES: Home Additions: If you need a bigger home for your growing family, a home addition may be your best option. Here’s how to plan a home expansion. Standby Generators: Losing power is a common headache after seasonal storms, but a reliable standby generator will keep the lights on and ensure your HVAC and appliances are up and running. We’ve got recommendations. Preventing Mold: This common household item is one of the biggest causes of mold. Find out what it is and how to keep mold...

Duration:00:35:13

Designing a Social Front Yard | Easy Deck Makeover | Tree Stump Removal | Ep #2234

8/25/2022
SHOW NOTES: Social Front Yard: Want to expand your outdoor living space? Try designing an inviting social front yard where you can relax and entertain. Deck Makeover: If your deck is ready to be replaced or updated, you’ll want to check out a great composite deck kit that makes it an easy DIY project. Tree Stump Removal: Taking down trees means dealing with the stumps that are left behind. Find out your options for removing tree stumps. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions....

Duration:00:35:15

Most Annoying Neighbors | Limiting Heat in Your Home | Foundation Cracks | Ep #2233

8/22/2022
SHOW NOTES: Problem Neighbors: If you think your neighbors are annoying, you’re not alone! Find out the most common neighbor complaints. Cooling Your Home: Cooling your home starts with keeping the heat outside. We’ve got tips on how to adjust the temperature. Foundation Cracks: Cracks in your home are common, but when are they serious? Learn what causes them and when to worry. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Ceiling Cracks: What should Jamie do to fix cracks in the ceiling...

Duration:00:34:51

Healthy Home Ventilation | Restoring Old Concrete | Painting Your Shed | Ep #2232

8/18/2022
SHOW NOTES: Home Ventilation: Is your energy-efficient so airtight, it’s unhealthy? Proper ventilation will keep the fresh air flowing so you can breathe easier. Concrete Repair: Trying to repair old concrete by covering it with a new layer doesn’t work. We’ll let you know the best way to resurface worn-out concrete. Painting Your Shed: Does your backyard shed need sprucing up? Painting your shed is an easy DIY project you can do before storing summer stuff away. Plus, answers to your home...

Duration:00:35:19

Storage Sheds with Style | Concrete Craft Projects | Removing Ivy from Exterior Walls | Ep #2231

8/15/2022
SHOW NOTES: Storage Sheds: Need a new shed to gain some outside storage? Get ideas to suit your style and budget. Concrete Crafts: Who knew you could be creative with concrete? We’ve got info about fun and easy craft projects you can create with concrete. Removing Ivy: Ivy may look lovely, but it can damage your home’s exterior and attract pests. Here’s how to remove ivy and prevent it from taking root again. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Underground Roofs: Replacing the...

Duration:00:35:37

Keep Your Yard Beautiful While Conserving Water | Decorative Ceilings | Easy and Affordable Terrazzo Flooring | Ep #2230

8/11/2022
SHOW NOTES: Conserving Water in Your Yard: Can you have a healthy yard while conserving water? Here’s how to keep it growing through dry conditions. Decorative Ceilings: When adding architectural details to a room, don’t forget to look up! We’ve got tips on creating an eye-catching decorative ceiling. Terrazzo Flooring: Love traditional Terrazzo flooring but can’t afford the cost? Find out about an affordable alternative that offers the same beautiful look. Plus, answers to your home...

Duration:00:34:50

Keeping Comfortable with South-Facing Windows | Composite Materials to Resurface Your Deck | Protecting Yourself During Tick Season | Ep #2229

8/8/2022
SHOW NOTES: Energy-Efficient Windows: South-facing windows feel toasty in winter but can make you swelter in summer. Here’s how to feel comfy all year. Composite Decking Materials: Your existing deck may be solid but still need resurfacing. We’ve got info about composite decking materials that are easy to install and maintain. Protection from Ticks: Summer is the peak season for disease-carrying ticks. Find out how to protect yourself before they bite. Plus, answers to your home improvement...

Duration:00:34:44

Child-Proofing Your Home | Making Drafty Old Windows More Energy-Efficient | Tips for Upgrading Your Front Door | Ep #2228

8/4/2022
SHOW NOTES: Child-Proofing Your Home: Are you overlooking ways to child-proof your home? Remember these important DIY tips for keeping your kids safe in every room. Energy-Efficient Windows: If you’ve got drafty old windows, there are ways to make them more energy-efficient without replacing them. Find out the best options for restoring windows in an older home. Upgrading Your Front Door: Making a good first impression begins with having a great front door. Here’s what to consider when...

Duration:00:34:10

Drought-Resistant Grass Saves Water and Keeps Your Lawn Green | Granite Countertops for a Fraction of the Cost | Finding an Interior Designer to Create Your Dream Home |Ep #2227

8/1/2022
SHOW NOTES: Tired of watching water and money go down the drain to keep your lawn lush? Find out about drought-resistant grass to make your side of the fence greener. Love the look but can’t afford the cost of granite countertops? We’ve got info about an amazing product that applies easily and gives outstanding, realistic results on any surface. Thinking of redecorating your home but don’t know where to begin? It may be time to consult with an interior designer. Plus, answers to your home...

Duration:00:33:56

Stylish Lighting Updates | Help Plants Thrive with Micro Irrigation | Staying Prepared for Emergencies and Storms | Ep # 2226

7/28/2022
SHOW NOTES: Stylish Lighting Updates: If you want to create a new look in any room, pendant lights are a bright idea! We’ve got tips on installing energy-efficient pendant lighting as an easy DIY design solution. Best Irrigation for Hot Weather Gardening: Micro Irrigation can help with the big problem of helping plants thrive in hot weather. Here’s what to know about directing water right where you need it most. How to Prep for a Storm: Are you prepared if unexpected severe weather strikes?...

Duration:00:34:00

Creating a Safe Outdoor Space for Pets | Building a Deck with an Easy DIY Kit | Tips for Deer-Proofing Your Yard | Ep #2225

7/25/2022
Show Notes: Pets enjoy outdoor living, too, and need a safe space to have fun. Here are four suggestions on ways to protect your pets and give you peace of mind while enjoying your yard with your furry friends. Building a deck is one of the best ways to expand your outdoor living space. This DIY project is made even easier with a great deck kit on the market. Are hungry deer destroying your garden? We’ve got tips on how to prevent deer from turning your yard into a buffet. Plus, answers to...

Duration:00:33:39

Easy Makeovers for Old Patios | Preventing Mold and Mildew in Bathrooms | How to Store Leftover Paint | Ep #2224

7/21/2022
Show Notes: If your outdoor concrete patio is old, worn, or cracked, there’s an easy way to give it a new look with pavers that can be installed right over the existing surface. We’ll give you the info you need for this DIY project. Cleaning bathroom mold and mildew is a chore you can avoid with a few easy preventive steps. Find out how to keep mold away with these smart bathroom ventilation tips. Leftover paint can be great for touchups and new projects, but how can you tell if it’s still...

Duration:00:33:25