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Are you planning a home renovation and worried that you don’t know what you are doing? Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational and entertaining podcast that will ease your fears. Join architect Katharine MacPhail as she interviews contractors, vendors, other architects and homeowners and gathers tips and cautionary tales about home renovations. Learn about materials, what to expect, what to avoid and how to make the most of the money that you will spend on your renovation.

Are you planning a home renovation and worried that you don’t know what you are doing? Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational and entertaining podcast that will ease your fears. Join architect Katharine MacPhail as she interviews contractors, vendors, other architects and homeowners and gathers tips and cautionary tales about home renovations. Learn about materials, what to expect, what to avoid and how to make the most of the money that you will spend on your renovation.
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Are you planning a home renovation and worried that you don’t know what you are doing? Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational and entertaining podcast that will ease your fears. Join architect Katharine MacPhail as she interviews contractors, vendors, other architects and homeowners and gathers tips and cautionary tales about home renovations. Learn about materials, what to expect, what to avoid and how to make the most of the money that you will spend on your renovation.

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Episodes

Windows and Doors

12/4/2019
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Rick Bertolami, an owner of JB Sash and Door in Massachusetts, explains what you need to know about choosing your windows and doors for your project. Episode recap About this episode’s guest Rick Bertolami is an owner of JB Sash and Door in Chelsea, MA. www.jbsash.com. Learning from the mistakes of others Don't have the first time you see your new window be when they are installed in your house. Help me spread the word! Send a link to this show to 3 of your friends who you think could...

Duration:00:31:56

How to get what you want

11/27/2019
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How to get what you want- working with "a guy" In this short episode I answer a listener question about getting what you want from a project. When you don’t work with a licensed contractor, but hire “a guy” that has been recommended to you, how do you communicate the scope and the details of the job? Answer: Document what you want no matter who you are working with, be it a contractor or a jack-of-all-trades About this episode’s guest There is no guest this week, it’s just me answering...

Duration:00:05:39

Lighting Design

11/20/2019
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Episode Recap About this episode’s guest Kathryn Goldenoak is an interior designer, founder of Spring Green Interior Design in Arlington MA: ”Good design should speak to the heart of the occupant. Functionality is not enough; in order to delight the spirit, a space must also resonate with its daily inhabitants on a personal level. My passion is creating homes that celebrate and reflect the unique interests and tastes of each client.” She can be reached at...

Duration:00:29:23

Stress and the value of an architect

11/6/2019
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Stress and the value of an architect British architect Debbie Bentley explains the emotional aspects of renovations and the value of hiring an architect. Episode Recap book about designing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Your-House-Right-Marianne-Cusato/dp/1402791038 About this episode’s guest Debbie Bentley is an architect living in Carlisle MA. From her Houzz profile: Transition I Space focuses on designing sustainable buildings that integrate landscape and architecture to create a...

Duration:00:19:39

Do you really need a contractor?

10/23/2019
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Do you really need a contractor? Architect Karl Leabo explains why he believes that hiring a (good) contractor will save you headache, time and money. Episode Recap Learning from the mistakes of others Don’t rush into the project, live in the house for a while if you possibly can. About this episode’s guest Karl Leabo has more than 35 years of experience as a project designer and planner, focusing primarily on the college/university and sports/recreation markets. A key member of CHA's...

Duration:00:30:40

Where to start with your home renovation

10/23/2019
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Where to start with your home renovation Walter Russell from Home Sweet Home Builders of Woburn MA joined me on this first episode to discuss how to get going with a project, Walter brings the perspective of a contractor in a discussion about how to kick off your home renovation. Episode Recap Step 1: Know what you want Step 2: Know what you can afford Our fictional homeowner is trying to figure out how to start a project that would be a two story addition, kitchen on the first floor...

Duration:00:24:49

Real Estate and Renovations

10/23/2019
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Real estate and Renovations Elizabeth Hayes is a realtor at Sotheby’s in Cambridge MA and she helps us understand what to look for if you’re hoping to buy a house that needs a major renovation. She also talks about how much to renovate in order to sell your house. Episode Recap Learning from the mistakes of others About return on investments- https://homeguide.com/costs About this episode’s guest Elizabeth Hayes has worked in real estate for over a decade. She first represented Boston...

Duration:00:29:56

Introduction to Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven

9/28/2019
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This is a brief introduction to the new podcast. If you have questions about home renovations please send them to thehousemaven@talkinghomerenovations. Support this podcast

Duration:00:02:05